William Clark v. Joseph Richard
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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the
Sheriff of the District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis

We command you to take Joseph RichardJoseph Richard if
he maybe found in your Bailiwick their your and him safely keep so
that you may have his body before the judges of our Court of Common
Pleas to be holden at the town of St LouisSt Louis in & for the DistrictDistrict of Saint Louis
of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis on the first Monday of November next then
here to answer unto William ClarkWilliam Clark (for the use of the MissouriMissouri Fur Company
FurMissouri Fur Company CompanyMissouri Fur Company ) of a plea of trespass on the case to the damage
of the said William ClarkWilliam Clark the sum of one hundred and fifty
Dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness the honorable SilasSilas Bent BentSilas Bent esquirepresiding
Judge of our said Court at the town of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis aforesaid this Twenty fourth day ofJuly in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nine& of our Independance
the thirty fourth

Thos FThomas F Riddick .RiddickThomas F Riddick Clk

Take Bail for $ 150

ThosThomas F Riddick F. RiddickThomas F Riddick Clk