United States v. John Oliver
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
August term 1820

St Louis County to wit: The Jurors for the
United StatesUnited States of American upon their with pre-
sent that JohnJohn Oliver OliverJohn Oliver late of the said CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis Shopkeeper on the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty
with force and arms at the town of St LouisSt Louis, in the
County aforesaid a large quantity of beaver skins,
to wit, eighteen packs of beaver skins, of great
value to wit of the value of there hundred dollars
for each pack, and a large quantity of racoon skin
to wit, two packs of racoon skins of great value
to wit of the value of one hundred dollars for each
pack of the goods of certain persons
the name & style of the Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company
CompanyMissouri Fur Company (but whose particular names are
to the Jurors aforesaid as yet unknown) then
& there being found, feloniously did steal take
and carry away, contrary to the form of the
statute in such case made & provided, and
against the peace and dignity of the United StatesUnited States
of AmericaAmerica

And the Juror aforesaid upon their oath
aforesaid do further present that the said
John OliverJohn Oliver, on the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty

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with force and arms, at St LouisSt Louis in the County aforesaid
unlawfully and unjustly did receive and have, a
large quantity of beaver skins, to wit, eighteen of
beaver skins of great value to wit if the value of
three hundred dollars for each pack and a large
quantity of racoon skins to wit, two of ra-
coon skins of great value to wit if the value of
of one hundred dollars for eachpack, of the goods
and chattels of certain persons using the name
& style of "The Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company Comapany" (but whose
particular names are to the Jurors aforesaid as yet
unknown) then lately before feloniously
stolen, taken and carried away by one Geroge
the slave of ManuelManuel Lisa LizaManuel Lisa , he the said John
oliver, then there well knowing the same
to be stolen and unlawfully come by,
contrary to the form of the statute in
such case made and provided and
against the peace and dignity of the
United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica.