President and Directors of the Bank of Missouri FBO John O'Fallon v. William Rector
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court
June Term 1824

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The President and Directors and
Company of the Bank of MissouriBank of Missouri who sue
to & for the use & benefit of John O FallonJohn O'Fallon . RobertRobert Wash
WashRobert Wash . William ClarkWilliam Clark . Auguste ChoteauAugust Chouteau &
Bernard PratteBernard Pratte by their Attorney complain
of WilliamWilliam Rector of a plea of Trespass
on the case upon promises for that whereas
heretofore to wit on the sixth day of Novem-ber in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty one at St LouisSt Louis to wit at the
county aforesaid one EliasElias Rector made
his certain note in writing commonly called a
promissory note bearing date the day and year
aforesaid and now to the court shewn by
which said promissory note the said EliasElias
then & there promised sixty days after date
thereof to pay to the said WilliamWilliam Rector
or order the sum of Five thousand Eight hun
dred and eighty eight dollars negotiable and
payable in the MissouriMissouri Bank without depos
ition for value received and the said WilliamWilliam
Rector to whom or to whom order the payment of the
said sum of money in the said promissory

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note specified was 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 county aforesaid indorsed the said prom
issory note and by the said indorsement then
& there ordered & appointed the said sum
in the said promissory note specified to be
paid to the said Plaintiffs according to the
tenor and effect of the said promissory note
And the said Plaintiffs in fact say that afterwards,
when the said note became due and payable
according to the tenor and effect thereof to wit
on the eighth day of January in the year Eighteen hundred and twenty two in the MissouriMissouri Bank at
the county aforesaid the said promissory note
so indorsed as aforesaid was duly presented &
shewn for payment thereof in the said MissouriMissouri Bank and payment therof
was duly required but that the said MissouriMissouriBanknorEliasElias Rector
did not nor would when the said note was repres
ented & shewn for payment as aforesaid or at any time before or afterwords pay the said sum of money therein specified
or any part thereof, but wholly neglected &
refused so to do; of all which said several prem
ises the said Defendant afterwards to act
on the day and year last aforesaid at the
county aforesaid had notice by means whereof
the said defendant then & there became liable.

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