William Morrison v. Francois Benoit
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Mr. Menais

Sir

Sir pleas to pay WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison on order
three thundred and twenty eight dollars in merchantable
peltries at the of six livres to the dollar, and
Oblige your humble servant

KaskaskiaKaskaskia25th May 1804

J Edgar

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328-

150

178-

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Rec'd. on the within order one Hundred
pounds of Beaver furJune 7th 1814
at 1 1/2 dol cash per pound

$ 150:00

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Beaways
Note

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District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint LouisSs..

WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison complains of Francios
M Benoit for this, that whereas one John Edgar, by the name
of J Edgar on the twenty fifth day of May, in the year one thou-sand eight hundred and four at Kaskaskias, in the IndianaIndiana
Territory,for wit at the district of Saint LouisSt Louis, and within the
Jurisdiction of this Court, according to the use and custom of
merchants, made his certain bill of exchange hearing date
the same day and year aforesaid his own hand being thereto
subscribed by the name of J. Edgar in favor of the plaintiff
directed to the defendant by the name of M. Benoit
by which said Bill the said Edger requested the said
Defendant by the name of M Benoit as aforesaid to pay to the
plaintiff, or his order, three hundred and seventy eight dollars
in merchantable peltries, to wit merchantable shaved
deer skins at the rate of the livres to the dollar, and obey
his humble servant. Signet J Edgar, which said bill was there
afterwards on the seventh day of June, in the year last aforesaid
presented to the said Defendant who accepted the same
and then & there promised the plaintiff to pay him the
said sum of three hundred and twenty eight dollars, on
request, agreeably to the and effect of said Bill-yet
the said Defendant though often requested
refused and still refuses the same sum or any part thereof
to pay to the plaintiff and also for that the defendant on the seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four, at the district SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis, was indebted to the plaintiff in one further sum
of three hundred and thirty dollars, current money
of the United StatesUnited States for so much money by the plaintiff
before out and expended for the defendant
be his request, in consideration whereof, the said
Defendant then and there assumed upon himself and
by the plaintiff faithfully promised to pay him the
said sum of money on request-

Yet the said Defendant though often requested
hath refuses and still refused the same sum of money
to the said plaintiff or either of them to pay to his damage
Five Hundred Dollars, wherefore ,

Mears for Plt
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Copy of the Bill of Exchange.

Mr. BenoitBenoit ,
Sir,

Please to pay William MorrisonWilliam Morrison , an order
three Hundred, and twenty eight dollars, in
merchantable peltries, at the rate of six
livres to the dollar, and oblige your Humble
Servant

Signed.

J Edgar

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KaskaskiaKaskaskia25. May 1804

Endorsed-

Recd on the within order one hundred pounds
of Beaver fur, StSt Louis LouisSt LouisJune 7. 1804, at
1 1/2 dol cash per pounds

$150.00

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24
Wm. Morrison
vs
F. M. Benoit

case
$500-

This action is brought to
recover money due on Bill
of Exchange in Let a
summons issue in trespass
on the case, damage
$500, accordingly.-

Executed.

Jer. ConnorJeremiah Connor Shf

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service - $0.80
mileage - 10
$0.90

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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of S LouisS Louis

Sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis District Greeting

We command you to Summons Francois M Benoit
if he may be found in your bailiwick to be and appear before the Judges
of our court of common pleas to be holden at the town of S. LouisS Louis within and
for the district of S. LouisS Louis on the first monday of March next then there to
answer unto WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison of a plea of trespass on the case to the
damage of the said WilliamWilliam the sum of five hundred dollars and have
you then there this wit.

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Witness the honourable Silas BentSilas Bent presiding
Judge of our said court at St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid
the first day of February one thousand eight hundred and nine and of the Independence
of the United StatesUnited States the thirty third year

Thos. F. RiddickThomas F Riddick clk.

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WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison
vs
Francis M Benoit

S LouisS Louis Court of Com Plea
on Ex returnable to
July Term 1809

Received from Francois M Benoit
through the hands of CharlesCharles the sum of
One hundred and seventy eight dollars in full for
the judgment in the above suit. S. LouisS Louis4 Sept 1809

for WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison

WilliamWilliam

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24 March Term 1809