Louis Beaudain v. Francis DeRouin
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and still refuses - whereby an action hath
occurred to the said plaintiff to have and
demand of the said Defendant the said
sum of four hundred dollars parcel
of the said debt above demanded

And for that whereas the said Defendant heretofore to wit on the thirteenth day
of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixteen at the
place & within the jurisdiction aforesaid
by his certain other dud or writing
obligatory sealed with his seal (but
which said dud or writing obligatory
being in the possession of the said defendant
the said plaintiff cannot produce the
same to the said court here) promised
& agrred to pay the said plaintiff four
hundred dollars to be paid to him in
the month of June thereafter or upon the
completion of a trading voyage which
the said plaintiff had undertaken to
make for the said Defendant, up the
river MissouriMissouri & among the Indians
in that quarter And the said plaintiff
saith that the said trading voyage was complted & ended in the month of
june one thousand eight hundred