John O'Fallon, William Clark, et. al vs. Estate of Edward Hempstead
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
October Term 1823

JohnJohn O'Fallon O FallonJohn O'Fallon William ClarkWilliam Clark
Auguste Choleau Bernard Gratte and Robert Mash
complain of Thomas HempsteadThomas Hempstead and CharlesCharles S Hempstead
S. HempsteadCharles S Hempstead Executors of the last mill and
testament of EdwardEdward Hempstead . HempsteadEdward Hempstead decased
of a plea of trespass on the case upon promises
For that whereas heretofore on the fourteenth day of June in the year eighteen hundred and twenty two at St LouisSt Louis to wit at the county aforesaid the said
defendants as Executors as aforesaid made their certain
note in writing commonly called a promissory
note bearing date the day and year aforesaid and now to the court shown by which said promissory note they the said
Defendants as afore Executors as aforesaid then &
there promised sixty days after the date of said
promissory note to pay to one ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead
and one CharlesCharles Hempstead HempsteadCharles Hempstead or to their order the
sum of five thousand eight hundred and five dollars
and eighty six cents for value received payable
and negotiable at the BankBank of Missouri of MissouriBank of Missouri without
defalcation and the said ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead &
CharlesCharles Hempstead HempsteadCharles 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 many
of the said promissory note and before the payment
of the said sum of money therein specified to wit

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on the day and year last aforesaid at the county aforesaid
indorsed the said promissory note to the ThomasThomas J Riddick
J ReddickThomas J Riddick by which said indorsement they the said
Thomas & Charles Hempstead then & there ordered and
appointed the said sum of money in the said promissory
note specified to be paid to the said ThomasThomas J Riddick JThomas J Riddick
ReddickThomas J Riddick and the said ThomasThomas J Riddick J ReddickThomas J Riddick 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 directed
to be made after the making of the said promissory
note and before the payment of the said sum of money
therein specified to and on the day and year last
aforesaid at the county aforesaid the said
by the name and description of Thoff RiddickThoff Riddick
Past B K Missouri indorsed the said promissory note
to the said Plaintiffs by which said last mentioned indorsement
he the said ThomasThomas J Riddick J ReddickThomas J Riddick by the name and
description aforesaid then & there ordered and appointed
the said sum of money in the said promissory note
specified to be paid to the said Plaintiffs.

By means whereof the said Defendants as executors
as aforesaid then & there became liable to pay to the said
Plaintiffs the said sum of money in the said promissory
note specified according to the tenor and effect thereof
and being so liable they the said Defendants executors
as aforesaid in consideration thereof afterwards to
wit on the day and year aforesaid at the county