James Adams vs. Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, Joseph Powell, Peter Powell
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James AdamsJames Adams Plff
vs
BenjaminBenjamin L.E.BonnevilleL E Bonneville

Action of
in the circuit Court
of the County ofCounty of Saint Louis
Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis,
November Term A.D. 1835

Action of Trespass on the case upon promises
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, to wit ss.

James AdamsJames Adams Plaintiff complains of Benja
min L.E. Berneville of a plea of tres
pass on the case upon promises for that
whereas the said defendant heretofore
to wit an on the third day of septem-ber in the year of our Lord one thou-sand eight hundred and thirty five
at the county of Saint LouisSt Louis was
in debted to the defendant in the sum
of five hundred Dollars of lawful
money of the United StatesUnited States for work
labor and services before that time
done and performed by the said
plaintiff for the said Defendant
and at his special instance and
request and being so indebted he the said
defendant in consideration thereof after
wards so wit on the day and year
last aforesaid at the county aforesaid
undertook and then and there faithfully
promised the said plaintiff to pay him
the said last mentioned sum of money
when he the said Defendant should be
thereunto afterwards requested.

For that whereas also the said defendant

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Heretofore to wit on the twenty second day of February in the year of Our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and thiry two
to wit at the county of Saint LouisSt Louis
aforesaid,
made his certain agreement
in writing (to wit by & through Rene
Powell his agent, to wit the Defendants,
agent thereunto by him lawfully au
thorised) bearing date the
day and your aforesaid and thereby
then and there agreed to hire the
aforesaid plaintiff as a hand
to serve to wit to do certain work labour and
services for him the said
Defendant about his business
to wit the business of the said
Defendant for the space of
eighteen months to begin from the first day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty two
and the said plaintiff did do
and perform all in his part
to be done and performed by the
said contract untill such
time

to with at the county of
Saint LouisSt Louis when he was against his own will and
duly discharged from
his said work labour and services
which he had untill then per
formed and which he still
held himself ready to and desired
to and offered to perform and
do in accordance with writ the contract