Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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command all and every our Sheriffs or Marshat of our Province aforesaid,
that at such certain days and places as
you, our Chief Justice, shall make Known
to him, them or any of them, they cause
to come then and there before you such
and so many honest and lawful men
of our said province, as well within
liberties as without, by whom the truth
of the matter may be the better known
and inquired of.

And further know Ye, that we
have assigned, constituted and ap-
pointed, and by these presents do assign
constitute and appoint you, the said
WilliamWilliam Hey, our Gaol of our Province
aforesaid of the prisoners therein hereafter
to be to deliver. And therefore we
command you that, at such certain
days and places as you shall appoint,
you come to our Court House of our
said province the Gaol in our said
province of the prisoners hereafter
therein to be to deliver, doing therein
what to Justice doth, or may, belong
or appertain, according to the law and
custom of that part of our Kingdom
of Great BritainBritain called EnglandEngland, and of
our said province of Quebed hereafter to
be made; saving to us our americ-
ments and other things thereby to
us

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us belonging; for we will command all
and every our Sheriffs and Provost
Marhal of our aid Province of QuebecProvince of Quebec,
that, at such certain days and places as
you, our said Chief Justice, shall
make known to him, them or any of
them, they cause to come then and
there before you, our said Chief Justice,
all the prisoners of the same Gaol
and their attachments.

And further Know ye, that we
have assigned, constituted and appointed
and by these presents do assign conti_
tute and appoint you, the said Wil-
liam Hey, our Chief Justice of our
Supreme CourtSupreme Court of judicature of our said
ProvinceProvince of Quebec of QuebecProvince of Quebec, to inquire, by the
Oaths of honest and lawful men of
the province aforesaid, and by other
lawful ways, methods and means by
which you can or may the better
know, as well within liberties as with-
out, of all Civil pleas, actions and
suits, as well real and personal as
mixed, between us and any of our
subjects, or between party and party,
by whomsoever had, brought, sued and
commenced, and of all other articles
and circumstances the promises, or any
of them any wise concerning; and the said
Pleas