Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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May 22. 1845

If the jury from the testimony believe that at the time of
the birthof RoseRose the plaintiff motherand subsequent to that time and up to the time
of the plaintiff RoseRose of the plaintiffs mother CanadaCanada, slavery did not
exist in said promise and was not recongized by the
laws of that County as property then they will find
for the plaintiff.