Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica, to the sheriff of the county of St. LouisSt Louis, Greeting.
We command you to take Thomas JamesThomas James
if he may be found within your bailiwick and him safely keep so that you may have
his body before the judges of our court of common pleas, to be held at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, within and
for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the fourth of October then there
to answer unto ManuelManuel Lisa LisaManuel Lisa PeterPierre Chouteau Chouteau AugustChouteau August P PChouteau August P . ChouteauPierre Chouteau , Sylvester Labadie,
WilliamWilliam Morrison Clark,WilliamWilliam MorrisonWilliam Morrison , Pierre MenardPierre Menard , Andrew HenryAndrew Henry , and ReubenReuben
LewisLewis merchants in company with the same firm of
the Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company CompanyMissouri Fur Company in a plea of trespass on the case
damage of the said plaintiff the sum of
four hundred dollars- and have you then
there this writ.
clerk of our said said court at the town of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid, this
fourth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Fourteen and of the Independence
of the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica the thirty ninth
M.P. LeducP LeducClk. St. LSt Louis. C.C.C.P.