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

5 If the Jury find from the evidence that that blacks
were actually held in slavery in CanadaCanada at
the time when RoseRose had there, & that she
was held & claimed as a slave there, the jury
are bound to presume she was a slave,
unless the plaintiff has shown some law
forbidding slavery there.