Peter Provenchere and Frederick Butler v. Thompson Bird
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The Deposition of Witness, produced, sworn and Examined, on the
23rd day of May, for the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen, between the hours of nine of the clock
in the fornoon, and Six O Clock in the afternoon of that day at the
House of Joseph MJoseph M . Ferron at the Town of JacksonJackson , and County of CapeCounty of Cape Girardeau
GirardeauCounty of Cape Girardeau, in the Territory of MissouriMissouri, before me Fhr. Neale a Jus
tice of the peace, within and for the County aforesaid, by Virtue of
a Dedimus for the Examination of Witnesses, in a certain cause now
depending in the Circuit Court of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, in the
Territory of MissouriMissouri, between PeterPeter ProvenchereProvenchere admin, of FrederickFrederick ,
Butler, decd : plaintiff, and ThompsonThompson Byrd, Defendant.

John BrownJohn Brown of Lawful age being produced, sworn and examined, on the
part of the plaintiff, deposeth and saith, That in the fall of the year One Thousand Eight hundred and fifteen this Deponent heard ThompsonThompson Byrd
say that there was a parcel of goods the property of FrederickFrederick Butler, deceased
in said Byrd's Black house, at the mouth of the Ohio RiverOhio River and said Byrd
informed Jacob Robinson, who was then at the aforesaid place, that he the said RobinsonRobinson
might have the said storage for said goods,, to which said Byrd was entitled and
this deponent further states that he was after wards, called on by Jacob Robinson
to Value the aforesaid goods and that there were, one hundred and Thirty three
Buffaloe Robes; which were, valued at One Dollar and fifty Cents each,
One hundred and eighty or [ ninity ] weight of Bear Fur Valued at One Dollar
and Twenty five Cents p pound - Ten Packs of Deer Skins - valued at Four
Dollars a Pack - Twenty Bear Skins - value not recollected - and Four
teen Hats - Valued at One Dollar and Fifty Cents each. -

Question by the Defendant - Do you know that RobinsonRobinson was put in
possession of the goods above mentioned at that time - answer, No, I have,
no Knowledge that RobinsonRobinson was put in possession of the goods at the above time_but.
saw him in possession of them afterwards - Qustion by Defendant - Did you
hear James Lucas say that he and ThomasThomas Fletcher, had reciepted, for the above
property - The Plaintiff counsel, objects to the above question on the ground of
its being hearsay Testimony - which objection being overruled, by the Justice,
this Deponent Saith that he heard Said Lcuas say that he and ThomasThomas
Fletcher had receipted for the goods, & that he the said LucasLucas had Two