Peter Chouteau vs. Edward Hempstead
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District of St. LouisSt Louis

PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau by w.o allen his attorney complain of
Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead Administrator of all and singular the
good Chattels ; rights Credits , Lands Leniments which were of
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis died late of the district aforesaid, at the time of his
death, who died intestate as it is said for this to wit that he under
unto the said intestate the sums of money; sold and delivered
unto him the said intestate the goods wears and merchantdise laid out and expended other sums of money; did work and
labour; That the said intestate did make and Execute and
deliver the said Bills of Exchange numbers 27-& 28-which
were protested at cost and changes changes -> charges ; and that the said
intestate did Execute his said bond for the said sum of
twenty five hundred dollars, as , set down and
changed in the accounts to subjoined
by all of which it will appear, that the said intestate
did in his life time did did undertake , promise, agree,
and bind himself to pay to the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
the said sums of money; the value of the said work
labour; the amount of the said Bills of Exchange together
with the cost of protest, the amount of damage resulting
therefore therefore -> therefrom ; and the interest due on the said bond
and form as set down in the said
accounts. But the same to pay the said intestate
in his Lifetime altho' often thereto required did always
refuse; and the said Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead the adminis-
trator aforesaid altho' often , thereto required to pay the
said sum of one thousand sixty one dollars & Sixty
five cents or any part did hath to his damage eleven

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hundred dollars and therefore he sues.