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

2 If the jury believe from the Evidence that
RoseRose . while she remained in CanadaCanada
was held in Slavery or involuntary servitude,,
that afterwards she was to PrairiePrairie
Du, CheinChein in the North Western Territory,
& there held in such servitude, after the passage of the ordinance of 1787 and after
the possession of PrairePrairie Du, CheinChein as a
Military had been relinqu=
-ished by the subjects of Great Britian
in such [ Cau ] the said RoseRose became
free by operation of lord -
jury will find for the plaintiff_