John P. Cabanne, Pierre Chouteau, Barthole Benthold, Bernard Pratte, and Michael Smuel vs. Charles Hempstead, Theodore Hunt, and Manuel Lisa
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Depositions of witnessesproduced sworn and examined in
wedneday the tenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three. between the hours
of nine of the clock in the forenoon and ix of the clock
in the afternoon of that day at the Office of Thompson Douglass
in the city of St. LouisSt Louis and County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis in the state of
missouri before me Thompson Douglass a Justice of the
Peace within and for the county aforesaid by virtue of
a directed to any Judge or Justice of the Peace
for the state of MissouriMissouri. for the examination of
in a certain caue name depending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for the county of St. LouisSt Louis in the state of MissouriMissouri between
Jean PJean P Cabanne CabanneJean P Cabanne & plaintiffs and Lisas executors
and I HuntHunt Defendants an the part of said Defendants.

JoshuaJoshua of lawfull age being produceed sworn
and examined and the pad of the Defendants
and saith that same time in the spring of eighteen
hundred and nineteen Moment LisaLisa are of the firm
of I P Cabanne all the stack in trade
of the said company an the upper missouri, that this
purchase and sale was to take effect an the first day of
same of the same year our which said first day of time
all the stack in trade of whatever discription soever at
the several trading establishments and dependencies
includings said establishments, were to be by said
Company turned over to the said LisaLisa as will wore
particularly appear by a reference to the Bill of sale
which bus beenmadean exhibit as deponent is informed
in this caue that in the month of July of the same year
a company was former in St. LouisSt Louis of which Manuel LisaManuel Lisa
was one and principal which was called the MissouriMissouri

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For Company this company purchased from LisaLisa
individually every thing which be LisaLisa bad previously
purchased from CabanneCabanne In the fall of that year
to 1819 be deponent for the first time visited the
upper MissouriMissouri that an his arrival at Fort Lisa
be. Deponent, was informed by LisaLisa that he LisaLisa
expected or anticipated same differently with a
relative to same and which were
at the , for which he LisaLisa , bad sent ,
on inquiry into the nature of the business. Deponent found
that had been sent as the agent of CabanneCabanne
to the Riccora Village in the spring. some time previous
to the sale from CabanneCabanne & Co. to LisaLisa being
known and the upper misouri with instructions, a Deponent
understood to dipoed of a quantity of good which they
CabanneCabanne ball at the Riceara' that la Immuell had disposed
of the goods to a man by he name of who
remained at the Riccara Village with them for the purpose
of trading them with the indians, the sale having been
made by to subsequent to the saidfirst day of June Lia Claimed the proceeds of these goods under
his purchased from cabanne same difficulties had taken
place between and CabanneCabanne as deponent undertood
had said that CabanneCabanne were asking him that
those goods had been disposed of by him as their agent
and that it was his determination when he could get
the proceeds into his hands, to keep them, with a view
of securing himself. LisaLisa in order to try the or
get the proceeds of these goods into his own hands requested
the Commanding Officer at the camp above the Counsel bluffs