State of Missouri v. Joseph Labarge
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December Term Eighteen Hundred and Twenty

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis to Writ:

The jurors, for the state of MissouriMissouri upon their oath present
that Joseph LabergeJoseph Labarge , Late of the said county of St. LouisSt Louis Grocer
on the first day of July in the year of our lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty, with force and arm at the county
of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid a large quantity of Beaver skins to wit,
eighteen packs of Beaver Skins , of Great value, to writ of the
value of three hundred dollars for, each pack of the goods &
Chattles, of Joshna Pilcher,, Joseph PerkinsJoseph Perkins , AndrewAndrew woods, Moses,
Carson,, John BJohn B , & ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead ,, the surviving,
partners of a company of Fur Traders, using the style &
firm, of the Missouri Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company " then and there being
found did steal take and carry, away con
trary to the statute in such case made and provided, and
against the peace and DignityDignity of the ( United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica)
and of the state.

and the jurors, aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid
do further Prevant - that the said JosephJoseph Lambarge, on the first,day of July in the year eighteen hundred & Twenty, with force,
and arms, at St LouisSt Louis in the County aforesaid unlawfully and
unjustly did recieve, & have a large quantity of Beaver skins,
to wit eighteen packs of beaver, skins of great value to wit
of the value of three, hundred dollars for each pack and
a large, quantity of racoon, Skins to wit two packs of
racoon, skins of great value to writ of the value of one.
hundred dollars for each, pack of the goods & chattels,
of Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher , Joseph PerkinsJoseph Perkins ,, AndrewAndrew Woods
Moses, Carson, John BJohn B & ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead ,
the survivng, partners of a company of Fur Traders
using the style and Form of "the MissouriMissouri Fur Company FurMissouri Fur Company ,CompanyMissouri Fur Company
then lately, before feloniously, stolen taken and carried
away by one late the slave of SamuelSamuel ,
deceased, he the said Josep Labergo then & then
and knowing the same to be stolen, and unlawfully came,
by contrary, to the states, in such case, made and provided