John O'Fallon et. al. v. Stephen Rector
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St LouisCircuit Court CountyCounty St Louis

St LouisCounty St LouisCircuit CourtCircuit Court
June Term 1823

JohnJohn O'Fallon OFallonJohn O'Fallon WilliamWilliam Clark
ClarkWilliam Clark Beranrd PrattePratte AugusteAugust Chouteau ChoteauAugust Chouteau
and Robert WashRobert Wash by their Attorney Complain,
of StephenStephen Rector of a plea of Trespass on the
Case upon promises For that whereas hereto--
fore to wit on the eighteenth day of Septem- ber in the year One Thousand eight hundred and twenty one
at St LouisSt Louis, aforesaid the said Defendant made
his certain note in writing commonly called a
promissory note the date whereof is the same day
and year aforesaid and now to the Court shewn
by which said promissory the said Defendant
then & there promised to pay one EliasElias Rector or
order sixty days after the date of the said prom
issory note the sum of eight hundred dollars negotiable and
payable in the MissouriMissouri Bank without defalca-
tion for value received And the said EliasElias Rector
to whom or to whose order the payment of the said
sum of money in the said promissory note specified was
thereby 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 wit on the
day and year last aforesaid at the at the county aforesaid
indorsed the said promissory note to one ThomasThomas F Riddick FThomas F Riddick .

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RiddickThomas F Riddick President of the BankBank of Missouri ofBank of Missouri MissouriBank of Missouri
and thereby then & there ordered and appointed the said
sum of money in the said promissory specified to be
paid to the said Thomas F RiddickThomas F Riddick . And the
said Thomas F RiddickThomas F Riddick (by the name and description of Tho Riddick Pr. BK Missr. to whom or to whose order
the payment of the said sum of money in the said
promissory note specified was by the said endorsement
directed to be made after the making of the said promisso
ry note and the endorsement aforesaid and before the
payment of the said sum of money in the said note
specified to wit on aforesaid at aforesaid idnorsed
the said promissory note to the Plaintiffs and thereby
then & there ordered and appointed the said sum of
money in the said note specified to be paid to the
said Plaintiffs and then & there delevered the said prom
issory note so endorsed as aforesaid to the said Plaintiffs
By means whereof the said Defendant then & there became liable
to pay to the said Plaintiffs the said sum of money
in the said note specified according to the
effect and of the endorsement so made
as aforesaid and being so liable he the said
Defendant in consideration thereof afterwards to wit
on aforesaid at be aforesaid undertook and then
& there faithfully promised the Plaintiffs to pay them
the said sum of money in the said note specified accord-
ing to the tenor and effect of said note
and of the said indorsement so made as afore-
said. Nevertheless the said Defendant often requested
so to do hath not paid to the said Plaintiffs the said