Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Pleas, actions and suits, and every of
them to hear and determine in manner
and form aforesaid, doing therein that
which to justice doth belong and apper-
tain, according to the law and Custom
of that part of our Kingdom of Great
BritainBritain called EnglandEngland, and the laws,
ordinances, rules and regulations of our
said province of QuebecQuebec hereafter in
that behalf to be ordained and made.

Therefore we command you, that,
at such certain days and places as
you shall appoint, you make dili
gent inquiry of the premises; and all
and singular the premises to hear
and determine in maimes and form
aforesaid; doing therein that to which
to justice doth belong or appertain, accor-
ding to the law and custom of that
part of our Kingdom of Great Britian
called EnglandEngland, and the laws, ordi-
nances, rulers and regulations of our
said province of QuebecQuebec hereafter in
that behalf to be made; for we will
command all and every our Sheriffs
or provost Marshal of our province afore
said, that at such 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 such and so many honest
and

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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.

To have, hold and exercise the
said office of our Cheif Justice of
and in our said Province ofProvince of Quebec QuebecProvince of Quebec
for and during our royal will and
pleasure and your residence within
our said province; together with all
and singular the rights, profits, free
privileges and emoluments to the said
office belonging, in as full and ample
manner as any other Cheif Justice
of any of our provinces in AmericaAmerica
hath heretofore held and enjoyed or
of right ought to have, hold or
enjoy the same, with full power
and authority to hold the supreme
Courts of Judicature at such places
and times as the same may or
ought to be held within our said
province.

In testimony whereof we have
Caused these our Letters to be made
patent, and the great seal of our
said