Thomas Jones v. Joseph Lewis, Sheriff of New Madrid
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The separate answer of JosephJoseph Lewis
LewisJoseph Lewis to a bill of injunction
exhibited against him byThomasThomas Jones
JonesThomas Jones of the Borough of
Vincennes, or to so much there-
of as he is advised in mentioned
for him to answer saith:

That this respondent states that
he did take from the hands
of the deputy Indian agent JosephJoseph
McFarlan mentioned in the 1st
[ complainents ] bill and that they
an the same mentioned in the
said exhibit E. He admits that
the said goods are now in his
posession he states that she said
Indian agent put into his hand
at the same time that he gave
him the goods, a writ which
now signed by the then Governor

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his excellency MM Lewis .LewisM Lewis Esqr. which
ordered him to take and to keep
the said goods a copy of said
writ with an inventory of the
said goods I have heretofore returned
to the said executive and
is I suppose now of file in the
secretary of states office for this Territory.

He never has since the
return of the copy of said writ
received any orders or instructions of
any kind from any person and
in fact he is ready and willing
to surrender the said goods to any
person or to their order that may
be legally authorised to receive the
same - Your respondent is not
of any other information
relative to the matters and things