Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Mary CharlotteMary Charlotte
vs
Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau

Be it remembered that at the
trial of this cause the plaintiff
produced as a witness JosephJoseph
C. Barlow who testified that the plaintiff
was held as a slave by Madame ChouteauChouteau in her
lifetime, and that Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau was her
executor had possession of plaintiff at the
commencement of this suit, holding her as his
slave

The plaintiff's Counsel then read the depositions

of Michel MarliMichael Marli in the words & figures following
(here set it out, omitting the captions &
certificates)

Also bill of sale from Didees to ChouteauChouteau
in the words & figures following (here insert it) (with
out
certificates)

Also bill of sale from ToddTodd to Dideen (here
insert it without certificates)

Also the following testimony from notes of testimony
taken at a former trial to wit, the evidence
of P. L. Cerre, PeterPeter Pagant, Rowan Dufresne
Michel Fortin and JacquesJacques Borneau (here set
those out).

Also the testimony of JamesJames Reed in the words & figures following (here set it out omitting captions
& certificates)

When question Tenth put by plaintiff to the aforesaid
witness was read the defendant objected thereto, and
to the reading of the answer thereto, which objection
the Court allowed & permitted to be read To the opinion of the Court disallowing
said objection & permitting said answer to be
read the defendant at the time excepted

The plaintiff then read in evidence the deposition of Sam-