William Clark v. Thomas James
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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis


The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the
Sheriff of the district of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis Greeting

We command you to summons Thomas JamesThomas James
if he may be found within your bailwick that he be and
appear before the Judges of our court of common pleas to be held
at the town of Saint LouisSt Louis in and for the district of Saint LouisSt Louis
on the first Monday of November next then there to answer
unto William ClarkWilliam Clark agent for the MissouriMissouri fur Company
of a plea of trespass on the case to the damage of the said
William ClarkWilliam Clark agent as aforesaid the sum of three hundred
dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness the HonblSilas BentSilas Bent Esquire residing
judge of our said court at the town of St LouisSt Louis
aforesaid this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and ten and of our independence the thirty fifth

Thoff RiddickThoff Riddick Clk