Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Friday, 19th April 1793.

Read for the second time, the Bill intituled â an
âact tending to the abolition of Slavery.â

M. P. L. Panet then moved (in french) seconded
by W. Berthelot, that this House do resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House, on the Bill
tending to the abolition of Slavery, Thursday next,

Debates arose and _

M. DeBonne moved (in bench) in amendment
to M. P. L. Panet's motion that after the word "that"
in the first line, the rest of the said motion be struck
out, and the following substituted, âthe Bill tending
âto the abolition of slavery, remain upon the table.â
In which he was seconded by M. Mc. Blath.

The debates were renewed on M. DeBonnis amend-
-ment to M. P. L. Panets motion, and the question
being put thereon, the House divided.

For the affirmative - 31
For the negative - 3

Carried in the affirmative by a majority of 28 votes.
Then the question was put on the Motion as amen-
ded, and the same passed unanimously in the
affirmative.

Ordered, that the Bill intituled âAn Act tending
âto the abolition of slavery,â do remain upon the
table.