Enos Bardino vs. Thomas Smith
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
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Before me Luke
Lawless Judge of the third Judicial Circuit for
the state of MissouriMissouri personally appeared EnosEnos Burdno
BurdnoEnos Burdno the plaintiff named in the within
delaration and made oath that that
Thomas SmithThomas Smith the defendant mentioned
in said declaration same time in the month
of January 1835 at teh RockyRocky Moun

tains beyond the limits of any particular
state or territory of the United StatesUnited States and
within the territory of the United StatesUnited Statesseized this affaint
and by fastening a chain round his
body bound him to a tree that the
said SmithSmith then with a large knife
cut the clothes off the person of affiant
leaving him nearly naked, that said
SmithSmith then threatened to infact sight
lashes on him unless this affiant would
surrender to said SmithSmith certain furs
which he accused affiant of having
stolen that said SmithSmith presented his in
at him threatening to kite him from
doing which as affiant belives said