William Hanna v. William Sublette
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1833

Saint LouisSt Louis County, to wit; WilliamWilliam Hanna Administrator
of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights & credits which
were of John Hanna deceased, by EdwardEdward Bates BatesEdward Bates his attorney
complains of William SubletteWilliam Sublette of a plea of trespass upon the
case upon promises. For that whereas heretofore, to wit; on
the First day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, at the County
aforesaid in Consideration that the Said John Hanna,
then being in Full life, had then and there at the request of
the Said SubletteSublette undertaken and promised to enter into the
service of the said SubletteSublette , and to serve him in his trade
and business in the Indian Country for the term of
eighteen months, he the said SubletteSublette undertook and Then
and there Faithfully promised to pay him the said Hanna
the sum of three hundred dollars. And the said plaintiff
avers that the said Hanna in his lifetime (who is now
dead)
did enter into the Service of the said SubletteSublette and
Serve him in his trade and business aforesaid, for the term
of eighteen months according to his aforesaid undertaking,
yet the said SubletteSublette did not nor would not pay the said
Sum of three hundred dollars either to the said Hanna
in his lifetime, or to the plaintiff administrator as
aforesaid since the said Hanna's death.

And also for that whereas heretofore, to wit; on
the first day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine at the County aforesaid in the
lifetime of the Said Hannain Consideration that the
Said SubletteSublette was then and there indebted to the Said
Hanna in a large Sum of money, to wit; the Sum of
five hundred dollars for the work & labor care & diligence

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of the Said Hanna by him before that time done & performed
for the said SubletteSublette and at his request, he, the said SubletteSublette
undertook and then and there faithfully promised the said
Hanna to pay him the said last mentioned Sum of money
whenever he should be thereunto afterwards requested. Yet
the said SubletteSublette has not paid the last mentioned sum of
money, either to the said Hanna in his lifetime, or to the
said plaintiff the administrator since the said Hanna's death.

And also for that whereas heretofore, to wit; in The
lifetime of the said Hanna, to wit; on the first day of July in The year one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, at the County
aforesaid, the said WilliamWilliam Sublette SubletteWilliam Sublette accounted with the said
Hanna of and concerning divers sums of money before that time
due and owing from the said SubletteSublette to the said Hanna, and
then in arrear & unpaid and upon that accountaing the said
SubletteSublette was found to be in arrear to the said Hanna in a
large sum of money, to wit; one thousand dollars and being
so found to be in arrear, he the said SubletteSublette in Consideration
thereof, undertook and then and there faithfully promised the
said Hanna to pay him the said last mentioned sum of
money whenever he the said SubletteSublette should be thereunto
afterwards requested: Yet the said SubletteSublette allthough often
requested, has not as yet paid the last mentioned sum of
money or any part thereof either to the said John Hanna in
his lifetime, or to the said administration the plaintiff Since the
said Hanna's death, but the same and every part thereof
still remains due and impaid.

Wherefore the said plaintiff saith that he is injured and
hath sustained damage to the value of one thousand dollars and
therefore he sues & .

And the said WilliamWilliam Hanna brings into Court here the
letters of administration to him granted in due form of law, of all and
Singular the goods & chattels rights and credits which were of the said
John Hanna deceased, which bear sufficient evidence that he is such
administrator as aforesaid

E BatesEdward Bates Atty.