Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Know all men by these presents that me AlexanderAlexander
J. P. Garesché, as principal, and HenryHenry CobbCobb ,
as security, are held and firmly bound into the
State of MissouriMissouri, in the and just sum of
Six Thousand Dollars, for the payment of
which, we bind ourselves, Executors, ad
ministrators and assigns, firmly by these
presents.

Given under our hands and seals
this seventh day of December, 1853,
The condition of this obligation is such that,
whereas, John MJohn M Wemier, Sheriff of the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis, State aforesaid, by virture of an
order made by the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court on
the sixth day of December 1853, in a certain
suit, pending in said Court, in which MaryMary Charlotte
CharlotteMary Charlotte is Plaintiff and Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau
is defendant, hes this day hired to the said
A. Q. P. Sareche, the said MaryMary Charlotte CharlotteMary Charlotte at
the price of six dollars per month, and a negro
girl named Angeline, with her babe at the price
of two dollars per month, and a negro girl
named Victorine at two dollars per month.

Now, if the said A. Q. P. Saerche, shall permit
the said negroes to attend their counsel, or those
of the said MaryMary Charlotte CharlotteMary Charlotte , and the said Court,
and not remove then, or permit them to be
removed out of the jurdicition of said Court,
and not subject them to severity on account
of said suit or application for freedom,
and shall pay to said Sheriff the said monthly
hire, then this obligation to be void, otherwise
to remain in full force.

AllenAllen . Saresché

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HenryHenry CobbCobb

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