Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Know all men by these presents that we Jacob P.Thomas,
as principal and James S.
Daugherty, as security, are held and firmly bound unto
the State of MissouriMissouri, in the full and just sum of Five
Hundred Dollars, for the payment of which, we bind
ourselves, executors, administrators and assigns, firmly
by these presents

Given under our hands and seals
this 8th day of April 1854.

The condition of the above obligation is such that,
whereas, John MJohn M ., Sheriff of the County St. LouisCounty St Louis,
State aforesaid, by virtue of an order made by the St. LouisCircuit Court
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 GabrielGabriel S Chouteau S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau is defendant,
has this day hired to the said Jacob P. Thomas
at the price of seven dollars per
month, a negro man named AntoineAntoine , aged
about twenty-five years.

Now, if the said Jacob P. Thomas,
shall permit the said AntoineAntoine to attend his counsel, or that of the said Mary CharlotteMary Charlotte , and
the said Court, and not remove him, or permit
him to be removed out of the jurisdiction of
said court, and not subject him 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.

Jacob P. Thomas

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J.S.J. S. Daugherty

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