Peter Provenchere and Frederick Butler v. Thompson Bird
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St LouisSt Louis Circuit June Term one thousand eight hundred & eighteen

PeterPeter Provenchure
Administrator &
of FrederickFrederick , Butler
vs
Thompson Bird

Thomas Hitcher, being
duly, sworn says that in the fall of eighteen
hundred & fifteen dependant had some
property in his possession in a damaged
condition consisting of some Buffalo robes
Deer skins beaver, skins Hats trunks, all
which were said to belong to one FredrickFredrick
Butler was drowned, near there
some time previous and that the body
of Butler was taken from the wreck, by
Defendant or his hands and that the property
was pricipally, taken up by one
and left with BirdBird for safe keeping
that BirdBird being about to remove away
delivered the property to James Lucas, and
took his receipt and witness become
security, for LucasLucas , for the of
the good The goods remained in the
block house except some trunks, taken
home by LucasLucas , and were, afterwards
delivered up by one RobertsonRobertson and the
trunk, by LucasLucas , to some person who