John O'Fallon, William Clark, et. al vs. Missouri Fur Company
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And whereas also the said defendants and the said
JonesJones Lenone & LenoneJones Lenone hereto for to unto or the said nineteenth day of April in the year eighteen hundred and twenty two
at St. LouisSt Louis the county St. LouisSt Louis to wit at the county aforesaid
made their certain note in writing commonly called
a promissory note bearing date the day and year
afoursaid and now to the court shown by which
said promissory note the said defendants and the said Jones & Leonone then & there promised sixty days after
the date thereof to pay to one ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead
or order the sum of four thousand dollars for value
received without defalcation negotiable and payable at the Bank of MissouriBank of Missouri and the said ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead to whom
or to whose order the payment of the said sum of money
in the said promissory note specified was to be made after the
maring of the said promissory note and before the payment
of the said sum of money therein specified to wit on the day
and year last aforesaid at the county aforesaid
in dorsed the said promissory note to the Thomas Reddieth
(by the name and decerption of
Prs B K Missouri) by which said indorsement the
said ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead then & there ordered and
appointed the said sum of money in the said promissory
note specified to the said Thomas Riddieth (by
the name and deserption aforesaid) And the said Thomas
Reddieth by the name by the name and aforesaid,
to whom or to whose order the payment of the said
sum of money in the said promissory note specified
was by the indorsement aforesaid to be made

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after the making of the said promissory note and before
the payment of the said sum of money therein specified
to wit on the day and year last aforesaid at
the county aforesaid indorsed the said promissory
note to the said Plaintiffs by which said indorsement
the said ThomasThomas by the name &
deserption aforesaid then & there ordered and
appointed the said sum of money in the said promissory
note specified to be paid to the said Plaintiffs
and the said Plaintiffs over that afterwards to
wit on the twenty first day of June on the year aforesaid
at the Bank of MissouriBank of Missouri aforesaid the said promissory
note was duly presented and shown to and at the Bank
aforesaid for payment thereof and payment of the said
sum of money therein specified was then & there duly required
according to the tenor and effect of said promissory
note, but that neither the said bank of MissouriMissouri nor
the said defendants or the said Jones & Leonone nor any
other person or persons on behalf of them and or would at
the said time when the said promissory note was so presented
and shown for payment thereof as aforesaid or at any
other time before or afterwards pay the said sum of money
therein specified or any part thereof but wholly negleted
and refused so to do; of all which said By means whereof
the said defendants and the said Jones & Leonone then &
there became liable to pay to the said Plaintiffs the
said sum of money in the said promissory note specified
when they the said defendants and the said Jones & Leonone
should be thereunto afterwards requested and being
so liable they the said defendants and the said Jones
& Leonone in thereof afterwards to wit