Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Refused May 22d '45

2. If they believe from the testimony that the plaintiffs
mother was a slave in CanadaCanada, and was held in
servitude in the North Western territory north ward of the OhioOhio river, of the and within the limits of the United StatesUnited Statesaforesaid of Territory Mother
she became free by operation of law and they will
find for the plaintiffs.