Bank of Missouri v. William Clark
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1826.

The president & directors & Company of the Bank of MissouriBank of Missouri
by StrotherStrother their attorney complains of William ClarkWilliam Clark
of a plea of trespass on the case upon promises
For that whereas JamesJames Kennerly KennedyJames Kennerly heretofore to wit
on the twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty two at St LouisSt Louis
in the County aforesaid made his certain note
in writing commonly called a promisory note
which is to the court now shown by which said
note he the said Kennedy by the name & description
of JosKennedy then and there promised to pay sixty
days after the date thereof to the said William ClarkWilliam Clark
or order the sum of one thousand dollars for
value received payable and negotiable without
defalcation at the Bank of MissouriBank of Missouri And the said
WilliamWilliam afterwards to wit on the day and year aforesaid
at the county aforesaid at the county aforesaid by the name and discription of William ClarkWilliam Clark endorsed the said
note in writing, by which said endorsement he the
said Clark then and there ordered and appointed
the said sum of money in the said note specified
to be paid to the said plaintiff And the said
plaintiff in fact say that afterwards when the said
note became due and payable to wit on the thirteenth day of september in the year aforesaid at the county
aforesaid, the said note so endorsed as aforesaid
was presented and shown at the said Bank of MissouriBank of Missouri
for payment thereof and payment of the said sum
of money therein specified was then and there duly
required according to the and affect of the said
promisory note but that neither the said Kennedy
nor any other person or persons on behalf of the