John N. Lavillebeuvre and William D. Walton v. Peter Powell and Joseph Powell
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St. LouisSt Louis Cirucit Court for November Term 1835

County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisSs John N Labillebeuvre & Wil
liam D. Walton doingbusiness &partnets under the name
&style of Lavillebeuvre & Walton by J. SpaldingJ Spalding their attomey
complain of Peter Powell & Joseph Powell of a plea of tre
spass the sameuponpromises. For that the said
defendants heretofore to wit on the twenty second day of March in
this year of ourLord one thousand eight hundred thirty four at
the mouth White RiverWhite River to wit at said County, than dealing
as partners under the name of John Boates made their certain promissory note in writing
dated the day and year aforesaid, now hre to the Court
shown and thereby then and there promised thirty days
from the date thereof to pay Lorenzo N. Clark by the
name and description of L N. Clark or three
thousand five hundred and ninety five dollars and
eleven cents for value received : & then and there de
livered said note to the said Clark : who then and
there assigned made over and endorsed the same
note to the plaintiffs : by whereof the defen-
dants the, and there becuase to pay the
said sum of money in said note specified
to the tenor & effect thereof and of said endorsment
and being so liable, the defendants in considera-
tion thereof afterwards to wit on said day & year
at said place undertook & then there promised
said plaintiffs to pay said sum of money to them according to the tenor &
effect of said note & of said endorsement.

and for that whereas also said defendants heretofore to wit
on the twenty second day of march in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty four at the mouth white River
to wit at said county, there together with he doing business as partners
, made their certain other promissory
note in writing in the name of JohnJohn Coates CoatesJohn Coates , dated the
day and your aforesaid, which is now here to the Court
shown, & thereby then & there promised thirty days from
the date thereof to pay N. Clarke or
three thousand five hundred and ninety five dollars and

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said note to ,
made over and endorsed the same to the plaintiffs
by means whereof the defendants then and there be
came liable to pay said plaintiffs said sum of money
according to the tenor& effect of said note & of saiden-
dorsement : I being so liable,, the defendants in
consideration thereof afterwards to wit on said day
and year and at said place undertook & then
and there & there promised said plaintiffs to pay
them said sum of money according to the tenor & ef-
fect of said note and ofsaid endorsement.

and for that whereas also heretorfore to witon the twenty second day of march in the year of our Lord one thousand eighty hundred thirty four at said mouth White RiverWhite River
to wit at said County, one JohnJohn Coates CoatesJohn Coates , was indebted
unto one Lorenzo Clark in the amount of a promise
made in writing his promissory note of that date whereby he
promised thirty days from the date thereof to pay LorenzoN.
Clark or order three thousand five hundred and ninety
five dollars & elevencents for valvue reserved : which note said
CoatesCoates then and there delivered to said Clark who then & there
made over and endorsed the same note to the plaintiffs : whereby
the said CoatesCoates became & was indebted to the plaintiffs in
the amount ofsaid note of which he afterwards to wit then & there had notice : and the plaintiffs further say that, after
wards to wit then & there the said defendants became and
were indebted unto the said CoatesCoates for & goods
wares & merchandise by him sold & delivered to them
before them, in the sum of three thousand five hundred
and ninety five dollars eleven cents : and that afterwards
and before any portions of either of the debts in this court
metioned had been paid, to wit on the twenty fourth day
of may in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred thirty four at saidcounty,, it was mutually
agreed by & between the said plaintiffs and the said de-
fendants and the said CoatesCoates each with the others,
that the said defendants should pay to said plaintiffs
the said said amount above mentioned in which they
wereindebted to said CoatesCoates as aforesaid, in satisfaction
of the said debt due from saidCoatesCoates to said plain
tiffs as aforesaid, they the said defendants well know-