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

In St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court
State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Be it remembered,
that Edward J Castello being duly sworn
on his oath says, that on the 6th day of June 1857, James CastelloJames Castello was Sheriff
of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, & that affiant was
deputy Sheriff, that as deputy Sheriff aforesaid
affiant executed a warrant, issued by
A. HamiltonAlexander Hamilton Judge of this Court, on the day &
year aforesaid, & placed the negro Louis, the plaintiff in this suit, for safe keeping in
jail on the day & year aforesaid, & on the
8th day of June 1857 affiant brought the
body of said plaintiff Louis. before Judge
HamiltonHamilton according to the order of said warrant
on which 8th day of June 1857, said
Judge ordered the Sheriff to hire out the
plaintiff, as his right to his freedom was
not settled on the suit he had brought for
his freedom against Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau
that the affiant & the there Sheriff endeavored
to hire out said plaintiff but received no
offer on account of the bond required by law
to be given & affiant further says that he
knows not what had become of said order
to hire out said plaintiff, but thinks