Rufus Easton v. George Druillard
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In the Court of Common pleas of the District
of St LouisSt Louis of the Term of July on the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and nine

St LouisSt Louis District Ss. Rufus EastonRufus Easton complains
of George DruillardGeorge Druillard for this towit, that
the said RufusRufus , on and before the twenty third day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and Eight
at the town of St LouisSt Louis in the District
of St LouisSt Louis and territory of LouisianaLouisiana
being an attorney and commission of Law
authorized and licensed to practice in all
the courts of law in said Territory and the
said George DruillardGeorge Druillard being then there un
der an accusation for the Murder of
our AntoineAntoine Bagenet in consideration
that said RufusRufus would then there under take
the cause of the said GeorgeGeorge as the attorney
and counsel of the said GeorgeGeorge he said
GeorgeGeorge would pay to him said RufusRufus for his
services in that behalf the sum of two hundred dollars on demand towit at
the place and on the day and year afore
said and the said RufusRufus in fact saith that
he then there consented, to become the attorney
and counsel of the said GeorgeGeorge in the
aforesaid prosecution by the United StatesUnited States
against him on the accusation against him for
the murder of the said Baginet as aforesaid

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and defended him on the trial of the Judge
ment found in the said prosecution against
him upon which he said GeorgeGeorge was afterwards
towit on the day and year aforesaid at,
the place aforesaid acquitted in due forever
of Law. Nevertheless the said GeorgeGeorge
often requested and demanded has not yet
paid to said RufusRufus the said sum , two
hundred dollars or any part thereof but,
the source or any part thereof to pay has
hitherto wholly refused and still, refuses.

And whereas afterwards towit on the
day and year aforesaid at the place
aforesaid the said GeorgeGeorge was indebted
to the said RufusRufus in the sum of two
hundred dollars Lawful money of the
United StatesUnited States for the work and labor
care and diligence by him the said
RufusRufus before that time done performed
and he for the said GeorgeGeorge as as an attorney and counsellors of the
said GeorgeGeorge upon the and
at the special instance and request
of the said GeorgeGeorge in and about the
prosecuting and defending suits
in Law and for fees due and of right
payable as such to the said RufusRufus
according to the account herewith announced
and also for divers, journies and
attendance by the said RufusRufus before

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that time taken made and performed
in and about the said wortk at the like
request of the said GeorgeGeorge and being
so indebted he the said GeorgeGeorge in consideration
thereof afterwards towit
on the same day and year aforesaid
at, the place, aforesaid, undertook, and
there then faithfully promised, the said
RufusRufus to pay him the said last mentioned
sum of money on demand.

Yet said GeorgeGeorge although often de
manded has not paid the several,
sums of money before mentioned
but the same to pay to him said
RufusRufus has hitherto wholly refused and
still refuses to the said RufusRufus his
Damage of two hundred dollars
and therefore he brings suit

EastonEaston by his
Attorney

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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
Destrict of St LouisSt Louis
Ss

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

We command you to summons George DruillardGeorge Druillard if he
may be found in your bailiwick, that he be and appear before the Judges
your court of common Pleas to be holden at the town of Saint LouisSt Louis within
and for the district of St LouisSt Louis on the first Monday of July next then there to
answer unto Rufus EastonRufus Easton of a plea of trespass of the case to the damage
of the said Rufus EastonRufus Easton two hundred dollars and have you then there
this writ

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Witness the Honl. Silas BentSilas Bent presiding Judge of our
said court at St LouisSt Louis aforesaid this
fifth day of May our lord one thousand eight hundred and nine and of the Inde
pendence of the United StatesUnited States the
year,

Thos. F Riddick Clk

Cipi Corpus Had Cond.

Jerh. Connor Shf

Service $ 0.80 mileage
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Territory of Louesiana
District of St LouisSt Louis
Ss

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to any Justice of the
peace for the township & Destrict of St LouisSt Louis Greeting

Reposing trust and confidence in your ability, and
circumspection, so command and require you to cause BenjaminBenjamin WilliamWilliam ,
to come before and him on the holy evangelists or examine
and concerning all the knowledge he may have in a certain matter
controvery pending before the Judges of our Court of common pleas for
is plaintiff and George DruillardGeorge Druillard
is defendant on the part of so taken
on his corporal oath to be by you administrated you to set down
in writing, and send certified under your hand and seal to the
Judge of our said, court with all convenient speed, and also
this writ

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Witness the honorable SilasSilas Bent ,BentSilas Bent
presiding, Judge of our, said court at St LouisSt Louis
foresaid this eighth day of May one thousand eight hundred and nine and the Independence
of the United StatesUnited States the thirty third year

ThosThomas .

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St LouisSt Louis Com Pleas
July Term 1809

Rufus EastonRufus Easton
vs
George DruillardGeorge Druillard

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St. LouisSt Louis Com Pleas

Rufus EastonRufus Easton
vs
George DruillardGeorge Druillard

fee to
writ to sheriff
EastonEaston

This is an action
brought for a breach
of promise issue,
a summons in a
plea of trespass on
the case damage

$200

Shs. Cts 90.

EastonEaston by
his atty
W Mc Mearg

St. LouisSt Louis28th April 1809

Thos. F. Reddick Esq.

Clerk of the above court
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Two Hundred Dollars
by Special agreement in the
Presence of M. Benjn. Williamson,
$ 200.00

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St LouisSt Louis Com. Pleas
In Vacation May 6. 1809

Rufus EastonRufus Easton
vs.
George DruillardGeorge Druillard

On Motion of Mr. EastonEaston the plaintiff it is orderd that a
issue to any justice of the please for the township, or district
of St LouisSt Louis to take the Deposition of Benjamin Williamson

a Copy A Copy of the

Thos of Riddick

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To George DruillardGeorge Druillard

Take Notice that according to the
above Rule and issued thereof the Deposition of Benjamen
Williamson will be taken on friday the 26 May instant at the office
Garnier in the town of St LouisSt Louis between the hours of Nine of the
Clock in the forenoon and one of the Clock in the afternoon of that Day
before a justice of the peace of the township or District of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis, where you may attend if you think proper dated may 18, 1809

a copy

Rufus EastonRufus Easton

Plaintiff
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St LouisSt Louis District Ss. John Luttig being duly sworn, deposes
and say that he personally served a Copy of a Rule and Notice
on George DruillardGeorge Druillard the 18 day of May 1809

John C Luttig

Sworn before me a Justice of
the peace for the district of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis this 22nd Day of May 1809.

J. V. Garmer

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St LouisSt Louis Com Pleas
In Vacation 6th May 1809

Rufus EastonRufus Easton
vs
GeorgeGeorge Druillard ,DruillardGeorge Druillard

On motion of, Mr. EastonEaston the plaintiff
ordered, that a issue to any
of the peace for the township, or district, of S LouisS Louis, to take, the
deposition of Benjamin Williamson,.

a Copy of the rule

Shiff Clk

July 1809 No 8
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Saint LouisSt Louis Common pleas

Rufus EastonRufus Easton
vs
GeorgeGeorge Druillard DruillardGeorge Druillard ,

Pursuant to a rule & issue
this deposition of Benja-
min WilkinsonWilkinson taken in this
case on friday the twenty sixth day of May in the year of our lord one thou-sand eight hundred and nine of the
office of I. . Garmin in the town of
St. LouisSt Louis between the hours of Nine of
the Clock in the fore noon and one of
the clock in the afternoon of that day
before the
a justice
of the peace of the township of St. LouisSt Louis
is as follows to wit.

The said Benjamin WilkinsonBenjamin Wilkinson being
duly sworn upon the holy evangelists
of Almighty God deposes and says that
to the
was put in preson for the alledged Murder,
of AntoineAntoine Baginot, he sent for deponent
to go and see him and asked deponent whom
he defendant should employ as his attornies
to defend him defendant on the aforesaid
charge and deponent recommended the
defendant to employ Rufus EastonRufus Easton the
plaintiff and Edward HempsteadEdward Hempstead
said he would do if

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find him on the trial of the aforesaid
charge state all the conversation which
took place at the aforesaid time and place
Answer I was present at the time
to but do not recollect the con-
versation which took place.

Question by same. Did the said
GeorgeGeorge Druillard DruillardGeorge Druillard , at any time request,
you to pay the plaintiff the sum,
of two hundred dollars if you
should have so much money
of his come into your hands.
Answer I do not recollect that
he ever did.

Question by same. Did you tell,
plaintiff, that you could not be
accountable for the said sum of two
hundred dollars state the time &
place.

Answer I know the plaintiff told
deponent that the said defendant
had employed him and agreed to
give him the sum of two hun-
dred dollars and plaintiff requested of me