William Clark vs. Francois St. Michel
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District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis,

WilliamWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark complains of Francois
St.. Michel for this, that the said FrancoisFrancois , or the
District aforesaid, or the thirteenth day of July, in the, one thousand eight hundred and nine, by his
certain promissary note of that date by him with his own
proper hand writing or mark subscribed, promised the
plaintiff as follows "on Demand & promised to pay
"to Gen William ClarkWilliam Clark agent for the Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company
"company or order the just sum of the
" Dollars ad fifty cash for value received

signed Francies his
mark

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St LouisSt LouisJuly 13, 1809

for Sam Soummon
P.Chouteau fils "

Yet the said Defendant though
often requested hath ever refused and still refusse,
some sum of money to the plaintiff to pay. to his
damage for the use of the Missouri Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company
the sum of three Hundred Dollars
Wherefore he sues

EEdward Hempstead .HempsteadEdward Hempstead his atty

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Committed Defendant to Jail for want of
bail, & liberated by order of W.M. Clark, Agent
for MissouriMissouri Fur Company Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company

ConnorConnor Shf.

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William ClarkWilliam Clark , use
of Missouri Fur CompanyMissouri Fur Company
vs
Francois St. Michel
300

November Term 1809

This action is brought to
recover money due on note
of hand . Let a capias
ad respondendum in
on the case issue according
Damage 300, bail required
for that sum>

Clerks fee to be paid
by plaintiff & tax

HempsteadHempstead

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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of St. LouisSt Louis
Sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff
of the District of St. LouisSt Louis greeting -

We command you to take Francies St. Michel if he may be
found within your Bailiwick and him safely keep so that you may have his
body before the judges of our Court of Common Pleas to be holden at the town of
Saint LouisSt Louis in & for the District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis on the first Monday of november
next then there to answer unto WilliamWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark for the use of the Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company
CompanyMissouri Fur Company of a plea of Trespass on the Case to the Damage of the said WilliamWilliam ,
the sum of three hundred Dollars and have you then there this writ.

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Witness the honorable SilasSilas Bent BentSilas Bent Esq.presiding
Judge of our said Court at the towm of St. LouisSt Louis
aforesaid this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine & of our independence
the thirty fourth

Thomas F. RiddickThomas F Riddick Clk

Bail is required for $ 300.00

Thomas F. RiddickThomas F Riddick Clk