United States v. James Watt
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St LouisSt Louis Circuit August Term 1820

James WattJames Watt

UUnited States StatesUnited States

On Indictment for steating furs
& receiving stolen furs

The Defendant prays that the verdict in
this case may be set aside and a new trial granted
him 1 Because the verdict was given without suffi
cient evidence, and contrary to the weight of the
testimony. and because the only evidence of receiv

ing negatived the charge of his knowledge of the
property being stolen if it were so.

2 The property was not identified nor pro
ven to belong to the claiments.

3 The evidance proved that the particular
names of "the MissouriMissouri fur Company" were
known & therefore Defendant ought to have been
acquitted on this Indictment.

4 The verdict is against law & the instructions
of the Court

D Barton

for J Walt