United States vs. Joseph LaBarge
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August - 1820

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
St Louis County to wit

The Jurors for the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica upon their oath present that Jospeh Laberye, Late of the
said county of St LouisSt Louis, Elocer, on the first day of July in the year of our for lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty,
with force and arm, at the county of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid,
a large quantity of Beaver skins, to wit eighteen packs of
Beaver Skins, of Great value, to wit of the value, of three
hundred dollars for each Pack, of the goods and chattels of
certain Persons using the name and style of the"MissouriMissouri Fur Company
FurMissouri Fur Company CompanyMissouri Fur Company (but whose particular names are to the Jurors aforesaid, as yet unknown) then and there being found
become only did take and carry away contrary
the form of the in and case mado & priseded
and against the pease and dignity of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica

and the Jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforsaid, do further present that the said JosephJoseph Labarge LabergeJoseph Labarge on the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twenty, with force and arms, at St LouisSt Louis in the county aforesaid, unlawfully and unjustly, did receive & have a
quantity of Beaver Skins, to wit eighteen packs of
Beaver Skins of great value to wit of the value of three
hundred dollars for each pack, and a large quantity of
Racoon skins, to wit two packs of Racoonskins
of great value, to wit of the value of one hundred dollars
for each Packâof the goods and chattles, of certain persons
using the name and style of the "Missouri Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company " but
whose particular names are to the jurors aforesaid, as yet

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unknown, then lately before, , stolen, taken, and carried
away by one GeorgeGeorge the slave of ManuelManuel Lisa LisaManuel Lisa , he the said
JosephJoseph then and there wite knowing the same to be
Stolen and unlawfully came by, contray to the statutein
such case made and and against the Lease
and dignity of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica

E BatesEdward Bates