State of Missouri vs. John, a slave the property of James Moore
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State Of MissouriMissouri, St Louis County. Ss. November Term 1828

The grand jurors for the State of MissouriMissouri, empannelled, sworn
and charged to enquire for the body of the county of St LouisSt Louis
upon their oath present that John ( a slave the property of
James Moore)late of the country of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid to
on the first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight
with force and arms, at the county of St LouisSt Louis
aforesaid, one watch of the value of five dollars
one watch chain of the value of one dollar
and one watch seal of the value of two
dollars
of the value of of the goods and chattels
of one William ClarkWilliam Clark then and there being
found, feloniously did steal, take, and carry away, contrary to the form of
the statute in that case made and provided, and against the peace and
dignity of the State.

Verout of Acquitted
Book 5 page 323
Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

HR GambleH R Gamble Clerk Atto pro Tempore