United States v. James Watt
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis


U.S. of AmericaAmerica

To the constable of St LouisSt Louis township

Whereas information has this day been given to me
upon the oaths of ThosThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead & JoshuaJoshua of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis that in the month of July 1820 a quatity of Beaver
Racoon &c nearby some person or persons unknown previously
taken stolen and carried away from the dwelling house of ThomasThomas Hempstead
HempsteadThomas Hempstead in the county aforesaid and that the said ThomasThomas Hempstead
HempsteadThomas Hempstead & JoshuaJoshua have probable cause to suspect
and do suspect that the said goods or a part thereof are consealed
in the dwelling House or store the property of David Burton
& now occupied by James WattJames Watt at St LouisSt Louis a said county

These are therefore to authorise & require you with necessary
and proper assistance to enter in the day time into the of the said
James WattJames Watt at S LouisS Louis aforesaid in the county aforesaid and
there diligently to search for the said goods and of the same or
any part thereof shall be found upon such search that
bring the goods so found and also the body of the said JamesJames Watt
WattJames Watt before me or some other Justice of the peace for said
county to be disposed of and according to

Given under my hand & seal at S LouisS Louis
this first day of August 1820

JohnJohn R Guy R GuyJohn R Guy J P.

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