Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Instructions proposed by plfs Counsel

Refused May 29. '56.

1st If the jury believe from the evidence
that RoseRose , the mother of plaintiff, was brought
into the North West Territory, after the year
1788, & held therein, at
as a slave thereafter, & when the ordinance
of 13th July 1787 âFor the government of
the Territory of the United StatesUnited States north
west
of the river OhioOhio" was in
force, they will find for the plaintiff.

2d If the Jury believe from the evidence
that after the ordinance, of 13th July 1787, âFor the government of the Territory of the
United StatesUnited States north-west of the river OhioOhio",
was in force, RoseRose the mother of plaintiff
was taken & held in PrairiePrairie du ChienChien
in said territory as a slave, they will
find for the plaintiff.

Refused, May 29 '56.

3d If the Jury believe from the evidence
that RoseRose the of plaintiff was born in MontrealMontreal, CanadaCanada
in or about the year 1768, & was free at
her birth they will find for the plaintiff.

Refused May 29, 1856.

4th The jury are instructed that the testimony
under oath of Judges of high Courts in a
foreign Country is good evidence of the Construction
of the laws & of the customs and
usages of said foreign Country.

Refused, May 29, 1856.