Thomas Wood vs. John B. Tenony and Cyrus Curtis
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Territory of MissouriMissouri,
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

ThomasThomas Wood complains, of John BJohn B . Tenony,
and Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis traders doing business together, by the name, of John BJohn B Tenony,
and Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis , of a plea, of trespass on the case for, that
the said Defendants at the, County of Saint CharlesCounty of Saint Charles, in, the territory aforsaid to wit the, County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis aforesaid on the
twenty fifth day of June, in the Year. one, thousand eight hundred, and seventeen, in consideration that, the said plaintiff had,
at the special instance & request, of the said Defendants worked,
and laboured, for them the said Defendants, the said Defendants
promising to, pay him the sum of twenty, five Dollars
and the plaintiff then he worked for the,
said Defendants for the space of five months of all which
the said Defendants then & there, had notice, and by reason they,
the said Defendants then other became and to assumed upon themselves and to the, said plaintiff promising to, pay him the sum term of money on request,

And also for that the said Defendants then & there in,
consideration the said plaintiff before that time, had at the like instance, and request of the said Defendants done & performed,
certain work, labours, services, and duties, as
for and during, the space of six months
the said Defendants then & there promised, the plaintiff to pay,
him him then for what he, reasonably deserved, to have or demand, and the plaintiff that he reasonably deserved
to have therefor, the sum, of one Hundred & fifty dollars. of
which the said Defendants then & there, had notice what, by
reason, thereof the said Defendants then & there, became
liable, to pay to the said plaintiff the said sum of money
on request, and being so liable, the said Defendant then