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1825 Jul Case Number 26 - Marguerite, a free woman of color v. Chouteau, Pierre, Sr.
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Series - Freedom Suits Native Americans
Year - 1825
Term of Court - Jul
Case Number - 26
Plaintiff - Marguerite, a free woman of color
Defendant - Chouteau, Pierre, Sr.
Action - Trespass, assault & battery, false imprisonment
Verdict - Freedom Suit - Plaintiff won case and freedom. Decision may have been reversed on appeal.
Office - St Louis City Circuit Court Clerk
Court of Record -
Case Type - Civil
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Action Notes -
General Notes - Plaintiff by next friend Pierre Baribeau; plaintiff asserted that her grandmother was Indian and that ancestry precluded her enslavement.