United States v. William Easdale
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty of St Louis of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

Ss. U S. of AmericaAmerica

To the of St LouisSt Louistownship

Whereas Thomas HempsteadThomas Hempstead & Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher of the town of
St LouisSt Louishath this day given information upon oath to me JohnJohn R Guy R. GuyJohn R Guy
a justice of the peace within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis that a quan
-tity of Beaver Racoon Skins &c have within thirty five days last past by
some person or persons unknown beenfeloniously taken
stolen and carried away from the house of Thos HempsteadThomas Hempstead in
the town of St. LouisSt Louis& county of St. LouisSt Louis and that the said Thos HempsteadThomas Hempstead & Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher hath probably cause to suspect
and doth suspect that the said goods or a part thereof are concealed in the stable or House of William EsdaleWilliam Esdale
in the town of St. LouisSt Louis in said county. these are there-
fore to authorise andyou with necessary and proper
assistance to enterin the day time into the stable &
house of the said William EsdaleWilliam Esdale at St. LouisSt Louisaforesaid in the
County aforesaid and there diligently search for the said and if
the same or any part thereof shall be found upon such
search that you bring the so found and also the
of the said Wm Esdale before me or some other justice of the
peace within and for said county to be of anddealt
with according to law-

Given under my hand & seal this1st day of August 1820

John R. GuyJohn R Guy JP