Peter Chouteau vs. Meriwether Lewis
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â "Endorsed" " PPierre Chouteau . ChouteauPierre Chouteau pay JohnDavidsonDavidson â
â "Jacob Phillipeon""

Copy of the Protest
" District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia
county of WashingtonWashington

sct.

Be it known that on the
seventeenth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine. I HenryHenry
notary public for the county aforesaid, residing in the city
of WashingtonWashington, in the said county duly
and at the request of M. John DavidsonDavidson presented
to D WilliamWilliam Pistis secretary at war above mentioned,
the original Bill whereof the above is a true copy, the
time limited for payment of the said Bill being,
expired since acceptance thereof was demanded by our
the said Notary and demanded of said Secretary of war
payment of the sum of money in the said Bill specified whereunto he accused that he would not pay the same
because the drawer had no authority to drawâ.

Wherefore the said notary at the request aforesaid
have protested and by these presents protest as
will against the drawer of the said Bill, as all others whom
if doth or may concern, for all legal interest, damages, cost
and changes which have accrued, on which may accrue by
reason of the nonpayment of the said sum of money
according to the of the said Bill. Thus done and
protested at the city of WashingtonWashington, the day and year aforesaid

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In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand my notarial seal of office

signed

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