Peter Chouteau vs. Edward Hempstead
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DrWilliamWilliam

âand then there delivered the said
bill of exchange to the said Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau which Bill
the said Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau after to wit on the seven-teenth day of july in the year eighteen and nine
at the district of columbia and county of washington
presented to the said Dr.WilliamWilliam secretary at war for his acceptance thereof, and the
and there requested him to accept the same, but the
said Dr. william Sunday at war did not
then & there or at any time whatsoever accept the
said Bill of Exchange, and then and there which
refused ever to accept the same by answering that
he would not pay the same because the drawer had
no authority to draw and afterwards to wit on the same
day and year last aforesaid the said Dr.WilliamWilliam secretary at war wholly refused ever to pay the same
whereof the said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , to wit, on the tenth day of august in the said year of eighteen hundred and nine had notice and whereof the said EdwardEdward Hampstead

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HampsteadEdward Hampstead administrator as aforesaid, to wit on
the tenth day of june in the year eighteen hundred and ten had also notice: By of the promises and
according to the custom, & law of merchants and the
statute of this territory in such cases made and
provided, the said anitistate in his lifetime because
liable to pay the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau the further
sum of eightty one dollars in the said bill specific
when he should be thereunto afterwards requested together
with the cost of protest & six percent on the amount of
the said sum of eighty one dollars and being is liable he the
said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis in consideration thereof, afterwards
to wit on the said tenth day of August in the year eighteen hundred and nine, at the District of St LouisSt Louis
and within the jurisdiction of this court undertook
and then and there faithfully promised the said PeterPierre Chouteau
ChouteauPierre Chouteau to pay him the said sum of money in the
said Bill contained together with the cost of protest
the six percent as above expressed when him the
said should be thereunto afterwards
requested, and the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau avow , that he did
on a day thereafter to wit on the tenth day of august in the your your -> year eighteen hundred and nine, at the District
of Louis aforesaid , then and there demand and request of
the said MeriwetherMeriwether in his lifetime payment of the
said sum of eighty one dollars, cash cash -> cost of protest and the did did -> six
percent on the amount thereof as aforesaid, who refused
to pay the sum or any part thereof, and the said PeterPierre Chouteau
ChouteauPierre Chouteau also avows that he did after the death of the said
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis apply to and demand payment of the
said Edward HempsteadEdward Hempstead administrator as aforesaid
of the said sum of eighty one dollars, cost of protest