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

1. If the jury believes from the Evidence
that during the time Rose__ the matter of Shff;
resided or remained in the Province ofProvince of Canada
CanadaProvince of Canada - Slavery or involuntary
servitude, did not exist there, either
by positive law, or by the usage &
practice of the inhabitants of that Province
they will find the issue for the plaintiff
the jury shall believe four
the Evidence that during the time said
RoseRose remaind in said Province, she
was held in slavery or involuntary
servitude_