John Colter vs. Edward Hempstead
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District of St. LouisSt Louis

John complains of EdwardEdward Hemp
stead, administrator of all and signature the
which were of
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , both of said district who
died ? ? said/ of a plea of
on the case 26th. And whereupon the said
John that whereas the saith MeriwetherMeriwether in his life time, to writ, the fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine, at the district
aforesaid, was indebted to the said John in
the sum of five hundred fifty
lawful money of the United StatesUnited States, for a
like sum of money before that time had
and received to and for the use of the said
John; and being so indebted the aforesaid
MeriwetherMeriwether , in association thereof, upon
himself , and then & there faithfully
that the aforesaid sum of mo
ney when he should be thereunto required
would and truly pay to the said
John, and him in that behalf content
- Nevertheless the said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis pro
mise and assumption in form aforesaid
made not regarding, but containing and fraudulently intending him the said John in this

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behalf craftily and subtly to deceive &
defraud, the aforesaid sum of five hundred
& fifty nine dollars or any part thereof, during
his lifetime, to the said John not paid,
nor the said EdwardEdward administrator as afore
said, since the death of the said MeriwetherMeriwether
in his lifetime, and the said EdwardEdward since he
became administrator, were often required
But the same to him to pay altogether re
fused, & the same to him to pay the said
EdwardEdward still both refuse. Whereupon the
said John says he is and
and thereupon being said

. A. Graham

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Money received by Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis from
the war department on of John Cotter,
for wages due said Cotter, for services render
ed in âa corps of
discovery ?â and in lieu of clothing & rations not furnished him

to stipulation $380.00
Extra pay allowed by congress 179.00
$559.00

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Edward HempsteadEdward Hempstead
adm. of MM Lewis LewisM Lewis
advs
John Colter

The Defendant pleads that at time
of exhibiting the plaintiffs to writ on the
day of August? in the Year one thousand eight hundreds &
at the Town & District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis had of the
said to the appraised value of One thousand and
one Dollar's and seventy cents, according to the inventory
& apraisement in the office of the Judge of probate
for the District of St LouisSt Louis, that on the twenty second day
of August aforesaid, a part of said Estate was by him
to public sale. On a of six months
the amount of four hundred thirty eight Dollars and
there remains in his hands unsold uncollected & unpaid & notes to the appraised value of Five hundred
ninety two dollars &seventy cents. (out of which is to be
deducted the charge & fees of the administration) that
the following demands have been presented to him as of said Estate - ToWrit?.. -

rend="bracketed">Jacob PhilipsonJacob Philipson on Decree of the Court of
Common Pleas. St LouisSt Louis District balance due

361.61
AlexanderAlexander underseal against said LewisLewis 750-
JamesJames note - against said Lewis
Pierre - a protested bill of exchange 18.75
- note - against said LewisLewis 30.75
note - against said LewisLewis 10.-
judgment obtained by G. against
the Defendant as administrator to the court
of common pleas for the District of St LouisSt Louis
48.0
WilliamWilliam H. Thomas protested Bill of
for
$220.
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CharlesCharles Sanguinette SanguinetteCharles Sanguinette note against said for $125.00
The Plaintiffs demand and in this sum 559.00
$2842.00

Amounting in the whole to the sum of Two thousand Eight
hundred Forty two Dollars Cents. which leaves the said Estate
insolvent, not calculating the charges & fees of administration
not yet ascertained to the amount of One thousand eight
hundred & Eleven Dollars, Fifty Six Cents - and that no
other Goods - or chattels - of the said have since come
to his hands.

All which he is ready to verify --

EEdward Hempstead . HempsteadEdward Hempstead .

A

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Hampstead
of M. LewisM Lewis
adv-
Colten

38

filed Nov. Term 1810

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Plea .

. A. Graham.

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Territory Of LouisianaLouisiana, District Of St. LouisSt Louissct.

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

You are hereby commanded to summons CharlesCharles Sanguinette SanguinetteCharles Sanguinette & William ClarkWilliam Clark
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delays they be and
appear in proper person before the judges of our Court of common pleas on the Eighth
day of March day of March
then there to testify and the truth to say in a cer-
tain matter of controversy now pending in our said court, wherein John ?
is plantiff and Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead
administrated
defendant on the part of the and have you
then there this writ.

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Witness pre-
fiding judge of our said court at the town of St. LouisSt Louis the
Tenth day of March the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred andeleven and of the Independence of the
United StatesUnited States the thirty fifth

Clerk of St. LSt Louis . DSt Louis .C.P.
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St. LouisSt Louis Com Pleas
March Term 1811

EdwardEdward
adm. of
Levis
advs
John Cotter

Executed

A McNairA McNair , Shff

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2 66 cents
80
1.46
.20
1.66

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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis


The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica
to the Sheriff of the district of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis greeting

We command you to summons EdwardEdward Hempstead HempsteadEdward Hempstead of the goods and Chattels, rights and Credits of
Meriwether Levis deceased if he may be found within your
Bailiwick that he be and appear before the judges of our Court
of Common pleas to the holden at the Town of Saint LouisSt Louis in
and for the district of Saint LouisSt Louis on the first Monday of
November next then there to answer unto John Colter of a
plea of on the case to the damage of the said John
Cotter the Sum of Six hundred dollars and have you
then there this writ

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Witness the Honob. Silas BentSilas Bent , Esquire
presiding judgesaid
town of Saint LouisSt Louis aforesaid this
fourteenth day of September in the year of One thousand Eight hundred and Ten
and of our Independence the thirty
fifth

RiddickRiddick

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No 38.
John Colter
vs
EdwardEdward Hempstead HempsteadEdward Hempstead
administrator of
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis

Nov. 1810

Trespass on the case


Executed


80 cents