Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Deposition of Pierre MenardPierre Menard produced sworn and arrived
at the duelling house of said PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard in the Town of
KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the County ofCounty of Randolph RandolphCounty of Randolph and StateIllinois ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
before me DwightDwight Hunt HuntDwight Hunt a Justice of the Peace in a for the
Town of KaskaskiaKaskaskia in a certain cause now pending in the
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court in the State of MissouriMissouri between
CharlotteCharlotte plaintiff and Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau Defendant
on the part of the Defendants.

Pierre MenardPierre Menard of lawful age being produced sworn and
examined on the part of the defendant deposith and saith
in the town of KaskaskiaKaskaskia. I left the
province of CanadaCanada in August seventeen hundred and eighty six. Is the time left CanadaCanada and
previous thereto, there was in that provided negroes
and mulattoes who were known and held as
slaves_ They were generally employed about the
house, and treated in the same manner as the house slaves in the
slave states of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States. They were recognized
generally as the property of their and
subject to be sold and approved of_ I do not recall
any particular circumstances in which they more
sold, but at the death of her master they remained
in his _

Pierre MenardPierre Menard