John Cathee v. Edward Hempstead
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Lewis & Clark Item Removal Form

Date 22 March 2001

Collection Name St. LouisSt Louis (Mo.) Circuit CourtCircuit Court Records (aka St. LouisSt Louis Court House Papers)

Description Of Item Removed (including date and brief descrpition):
Nov 1810 Court document from John CatheeJohn Cathee vsEdward HempsteadEdward Hempstead ( adm.,
XXIV:13 for MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis ,LewisMeriwether Lewis ) for $559.00
3pp

Box, Series And/Or Folder Number: B. 12/f. XXIV: 6-15

The item copied on the back of this removal from (or attached to this form) was removed for inclusion
in the National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Exhibit.

Archivist Signature: K

Date Of Return:

Archivst Initial:

Lewis & Clark Removal Form 2-03/01/2001

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District of St LouisSt Louis

John Cathee, complains of EdwardEdward Hempstead
HempsteadEdward Hempstead , administrator of the goods
and rights and credits which
were of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis at the time of
his, death, who and of a plea
that, his son is to have the sum, of five
hundred and fifty nine dollars lawful
money of the United StatesUnited States, which from him
he unjustly, acting whereupon the
said, John saith, that whereas the said Merri-,
wether, on the fourth day of may in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & nine of, the district aforesaid
to the said John in the sum of
five hundred & fifty nine dollars lawful money,
of for a like sum of money before
that time had and by the said
Meriwither to and for the of the said
John; and being so indebted the said
MeriwetherMeriwether , afterwards, to wit the same
day and year at the district of upon
himself did and then & there faithfully
promised that the sum of money where,
he should be thereunto required and
and truly pay-
the said his promise and assum

tion in form of made, not requiring
but

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contriving, and intending
him the said John in this behalf by,
and to and
the aforesaid Five hundred & fifty nine,
dollars or any part thereof during his
lifetime, to the said John hath not paid
nor the EdwardEdward , administrator
since the death of the said MeriwetherMeriwether ,
to do the same the Meriwe
ther,
in his life time the EdwardEdward , since
the death of the said MeriwetherMeriwether , hath
been, after reqired, but the same to him to
pay attay other refused, same to him
to pay the said EdwardEdward , still doth refuse
whereupon the said John saith he is sworn
hath damage to the value of
hundred and ninety dollars & thereupon
he brings, suit

GrahamGraham ,
atty pro,

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money rec, by MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis ,LewisMeriwether Lewis , from the
was apartment, on of John CatheeJohn Cathee
due, him from the united states, for service
s rendered, as one of a corps of discovery
and in of clothing and rations
not furnished he according to stipulations,.

$ 380.. 00

Extra pay allowed by - 179..00

$ 559..00

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No 35
JohnJohn Cathee CatheeJohn Cathee ,
vs
EdwardEdward Hempstead ,HempsteadEdward Hempstead ,
adm., of Merriwether,
LewisLewis ,

For money recd, by
MM Lewis LewisM Lewis , for J., Cathee,
$ 559..00

summons,

I. A. Graham,
atty

nov. 1810
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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis

The united States of america to
the sheriff of the district of
Saint LouisSt Louis Greeting

We command you to summon EdwardEdward Hempstead ,HempsteadEdward Hempstead ,
administrator of the goods and Chattels, rights and credits of
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis ,LewisMeriwether Lewis , deceased, if he may be found within your
Bailwick, that he, be and appear before the judges of our
Court of Common Pleas, to be holden, at the town of saint Louis
in and for the district of Saint LouisSt Louis on the first monday of
november next then there to answer, unto JohnJohn Cathee CatheeJohn Cathee , of a plea
that he under to him the sum, of five hundred and fifty nine
dollars which from him he unjustly, detains to the damage
of the said JohnJohn Cathee CatheeJohn Cathee , the sum of five hundred and ninety
dollars I have you then there this writ

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Witness the Honbl,BentBent esquire presiding, Judge
of our said court at the town of Saint LouisSt Louis this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and hundred and ten & of our Independence, the thirty fifth