Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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And we do hereby give and grant
unto you, the said James MurrayJames Murray ,
full power and authority with the
advice and consent of our said Council
to be appointed as aforesaid, so soon as
the situation and circumstances of our
said Province under your Government
will admit thereof, and when and as
often as need shall require, to summon
and call general assemblies of the freeholders
and planters within your government
in such manner as you in your
discretion shall judge most proper; or
according to such further powers, instruction
and authoristies as shall be at
any time hereafter granted or appointed
you under our signet or sign manual
or by our order in our Privy Council.

And we do hereby declare that the
persons so elected and qualified shall be
called The Assembly of that our ProvinceProvince of Quebec
ofProvince of Quebec QuebecProvince of Quebec; and that you, the said JamesJames Murray
MurrayJames Murray by and with the advice and
consent of our said Council and assembly,
or the major part of them, shall have
full power and authority to make, constitute,
and ordain, laws, statutes, and
ordinances, for the public peace, welfare, [ and ]

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and good government of our said province,
and of the people and inhabitants thereof,
and such others as shall resort thereunto,
and for the benefit of us, our heirs and
successors; which said laws statutes and
ordinances are not to be, repugnant but
as near as may be, agreeable to the
laws and statutes of this our Kingdom
of Great BritainBritain .

Provided that all such laws, statutes,
and ordinances of what nature or duration
soever they shall be, within three months
or sooner, after the making thereof, transmitted
to us, under our seal of our said
province, for our approbation or disallowance
of the same, as also duplicates thereof,
by the next Conveyance.

And we do by these presents give
and grant unto you the said JamesJames Murray
MurrayJames Murray full power and authority with
the advice and consent of our said
Council, to erect, constitute and establish
such and so many Courts of Judicature
and Public justice within our said
province under your government as you
and they shall think fit and necessary [ for ]