Louis Chouteau v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Louis S ChouteauS Chouteau Plf
Gabriel S ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau Deft

In St LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov 30. 1861

Now at this day comes
the Plaintiff by his atty and moves the
Court to reduce the amount of the Bond
heretofore required, first Because: The
same is excessive in view of the value
of the property, which is not worth
more than four hundred Dollars.

Because; The Sheriff is unable to hire
the Plaintiff upon the terms of the Bond

Because; The Plaintiff is confined in
a dungeon without having committed
any offense, and has simply presented
his petition for his freedom

Louis S ChouteauS Chouteau
By Shreve & Boyer
his attys.