Louis Chouteau v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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In St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Louis ChouteauLouis Chouteau
Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau

For Freedom
And now comes the said
plaintiff & moves the court to make an order
on the Sheriff to hire the plaintiff out, as
provided by the Statutes, See 8 Chap 69 in the
act entitled "an act to enable persons held in
slavery to sue for their freedom"

1st. Because B. MB M Lynch . LynchB M Lynch who
was about to remove the plaintiff out of the
jurisdiction of the Courts either by himself or
by his agent has failed to enter into the recognizance required of him by the Statutes in such
case made & provided

2d. Because the plaintiff was by the
Sheriff committed to the common jail of
St Louis County, for safe keeping, on the 6th day of June 1857 & now remains in said
jail under &by virtue of said commitment
he the said plaintiff being in the possession
of the Sheriff

H Cobb
for Plff