John N. Lavillebeuvre and William D. Walton v. Peter Powell and Joseph Powell
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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court for November Term 1838
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis Ss: John N. Lavillebeuvre & William D. Wal-
ton partners doing business and in the style and form of Lavillebeuvre
& Walton by J SpaldingJ Spalding their attorny complain of PeterPeter Powell Powell
& Joseph PowellPeter Powell reading having & doing business under the style and
firm of P J. Powell of a plea of trespass on the case
upon promises for that

ing that said CoatesCoates was indebted to the plaintiffs as afore-
said: in consideration of which agreement and assent of the
said defendants CoatesCoates and said plaintiffs thereto, they the said defendants
then and there undertook and promised the said plaintiffs
that they said defendants would meant to the plaintiffs the
amount of said note by the michigan or Boousbik then
bying at St. LouisSt Louis: which Michigan & Boonslick were steam
Boats: then soon to leave St. LouisSt Louis for New OrleansOrleans
where the plaintiffs resided. And the plaintiffs in part say
that the said defendants did not remit said amount
of money specified in said note nor any money to the
plaintiffs by said steam Boats or in any other man-
ner: at through said Boats afterwards to wit on the twen-tieth day of June in the year aforesaid made their
voyage from St LouisSt Louis to New OrleansOrleans: nor have
said defendants paid to said plaintiffs said sum of money
or any part thereof though often requested to
do so to wit at said county, or otherwise satis-
fied or dicharged then said assumpsets & agreement,