State of Missouri v. James Watt
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December Term Eighteen Hundred and Twenty â

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
St Louis County to wit

The jurors for the state of MissouriMissouri
upon their oaths present that James WattJames Watt late of the sd
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Grocer on the first day of July in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty with
force and arms at the county of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid, A large
quantity of Beaver skins to wit: eighteen Packs of Bea
-ver skins of great value to wit of the value of Three
hundred dollars for each pack of the goods & Chattles of
Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher , Joseph PerkinsJoseph Perkins , AndrewAndrew Woods, Moses
Carson , John B TanoneJohn B & Thomas HempsteadThomas Hempstead , the
surviving partners of a company of fur traders, trading
under the style and firm of "the Missouri Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company "
then and there being found, feloniously did steal take &
carry away contrary to the form of the statute in such
case made and provided and against the peace &
DignityDignity of the ( United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica) & of the
State â

And the jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid
do further present that the said James WattJames Watt on the first day of July in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty with force and arms, at St LouisSt Louis in the County afore
said unlawfully and unjustly did receive & have a large
quality 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 val
-ue to wit of the value of one Hundred dollars for each
pack of the goods and Chattles of Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher , Jo
-seph Perkins, AndrewAndrew Woods, Moses CarsonMoses Carson Tanone , JohnJohn B
BJohn B . TanoneMoses Carson Tanone , & Thomas HempsteadThomas Hempstead , the survivings