Louis Chouteau v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Louis ChouteauLouis Chouteau
Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau

In the St LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Be it remembered
that Bernard MBernard M Lynch . LynchBernard M Lynch , being duly sworn
on his oath says that he is now, & has been
for about twelve years engaged in the
business of buying & selling slaves, that
Louis the plaintiff in the above named
suit was placed in the possession of
the affiant on or about the first of the
month of June in the year 1857, & that
soon thereafter said Louis was delivered
by affiant to the Sheriff of St LouisSt Louis Court
on a warrant issued by A. HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
Judge of the Court aforesaid, as a suit had
been brought by said Louis for his freedom
against Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau ; & affiant further
says that he estimates the value of said
Louis as a slave to be about six hundred

B. MB M Lynch . LynchB M Lynch

Subscribed & sworn to
before me Jany 24th '61

S. Rice Clk