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

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term A D 1836

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Joseph PowellJoseph Powell summoned as Garni
shee with Peter PowellPeter Powell to answer allegations and Interrogations filed
and exhibited in the above entitled cause according to and by virtue
of the Statute in such case made and provided first being duly
Sworn makes the following Statements on oath for answer :

For answer to the
first allegation: he says that, at the time the siad Peter PowellPeter Powell and
Joseph PowellJoseph Powell were summoned as garnishees in this suit they were
not in debted to said Defendant BenjaminBenjamin L E BonnevilleL E Bonneville in the
sum of two thousand dollars for goodswaresand merchandize
beaver, beavertraps, fur and other matters purchased by them of
said defendant before that time.

For answer to the second allegation; he says, that at the time
said Garnishees aforesaid were summoned as such, they were not
indebted to the aforesaid defendant BenjaminBenjamin L E BonnevilleL E Bonneville
in the sum of two thousand dollars for land sold and conveyed, goods
wares and merchandise so to and delivered & for notes bonds
accounts and other in action assigned by said defendant
aforesiad to the said garnishees.

For answer to the third allegation;- he says, that when
said Garnishees were summoned as such as aforesaid they had
not in their possession custody or charge lands tenements,
money, goods, wares & merchandise, fur & beaver notes bonds
bills and accounts belonging to said BenjaminBenjamin L.E. Bonneville
to a large amount & of great value, to wit, of the value of two
thousand dollars.

For answer to the Fourth Allegation;- he says, that there
had not come to the hands of said Garnishees since they were
so summoned as aforesaid moneys, goods, chattels credits and
effects of the said defendant aforesaid of great value, to wit of the
value of two thousand dollars. And the above named JosephJoseph Powell
PowellJoseph Powell according to the tenour of the said plaintiff's prayer makes
the above statements under Oath in answer to the allegations
filed & exhibited in the above entitled suit.- And for answer to the
several Interrogatories which the siad plaintiff prays the said
Garnishees aforesaid may be on their oaths fully to an
swer, the said Joseph PowellJoseph Powell makes the following further statements
under oath.

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For answer to the first interrogatory; he says when sum
moned as Garnishees in this suit neither was he the said Jospeh
Powell, nor were the said Peter PowellPeter Powell and Joseph PowellJoseph Powell , nor was either
of them as far as he knows alone or with others indebted to the said
Defendant alone or to the said defendant with others. for goods wares
and merchandise fur, beaverbeaver traps and others matters pur
chased by him the said Joseph PowellJoseph Powell or by them the said PeterPeter Powell
PowellPeter Powell and Joseph PowellJoseph Powell , or as far he knows either of them alone
or with others from the above named Defendant alone or said defendant with
others in the sum of two thousand dollars, nor did he or they or as far
as he knows either of them alone or with others owe the said defendant
alone or the said Defendant with others any sum or account whatsoever.

For answer to the second Interrogatory he says thatwhensum
moned as Garnishees as aforesaid neitherwas he the said Joseph PowellJoseph Powell .
nor were they the said Peter Powell & Joseph Powell nor as far as he knows
was either of them alone or with others indebted to the said Defendant
or to the said Defendant with others as stated in the second allegation
of the said plaintiff; nor in any other manner or way, nor by any
other means was he, or they, or as far as he knows, either of them
indebted alone or with others to the said defendant alone or with
others in any sum or amount whatsoever.

For answer to the Third Interrogatory; he says that when
summoned as such garnishees as aforesaid neither was he the said
Joseph PowellJoseph Powell nor were they the said Peter PowellPeter Powell and JosephJoseph Powell PowellJoseph Powell ,
nor, as far as he knows was either of them alone or with others indebtedto the above de
fendant or to the above defendant with others; that neither had
he the said Joseph PowellJoseph Powell nor they the said Peter PowellPeter Powell and JosephJoseph Powell
PowellJoseph Powell nor, as far as he knows either of then alone or with others
in the possession custody or charge of him the said JosephJoseph Powell PowellJoseph Powell
or them the said Peter PowellPeter Powell and Joseph PowellJoseph Powell or as far as he
knows either of them alone or with others the land property or effects
of said Defendant or of said defendant with others as mentioned in the
fourth alligation said plaintiff... And the said Joseph PowellJoseph Powell also
sataes; that neither had be nor the siad Peter Powell & Joseph Powell
nor as far he knows either of them alone or with others any
property or effects whatsoever in the possession custody or charge of
him, them, or as far as he knows either of them alone or with others
belonging to the said defendant or to the said Defendant with others at
the time mentioned in the said Interrogatory.

For answer to the Fourth Interrogatory; he says that there has
not come into the possession custody or charge of him the said JosephJoseph Powell
PowellJoseph Powell , nor them the said Peter PowellPeter Powell and Joseph PowellJoseph Powell nor as far as

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