Thomas L. Smith vs. Pierre Chouteau Jr.
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Charles BentCharles Bent being produced sworn and
examined deposeth and saith that he
knows Thomas L SmithThomas L Smith , saw him in
Taos he thinks, in the spring of eighteen hundred
and thirty two, purchased some Beaver of
him in that place in the mex=
ican
Country - can not say how much
belonged to SmithSmith , he purchaed of him something
over 200 , but undertood a part of,
it belonged to others who had been trapping
with SmithSmith - The names of thoe who had been trapping
with Smith_ The names of those who had been
trapping with SmithSmith are not recollected
except one, who wa Augt. Duroche - but