Peter Chouteau vs. Edward Hempstead
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No. 64
Nov. Term 1811
PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
M. LewisM Lewis , admn.

costs
clerk $2 90
80
10
1.00
6.00
$10.40

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additional count added, by preemition of
the court.

And whereas also to wit on the sixteenth day of june in the year eighteen hundred and nine
of the district aforesaid and within the jurisdiction
of this court the said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis in his life
time did draw and deliver unto the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
one other bill of exchange in the words and
following to wit,

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â

St LouisSt Louisjune 16th 1809â

âThree days after my of this date announcing unpaid, pay to PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
or order the sum of eighty one dollars for value
received as advice of this date

your


MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis

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$81-

DrWilliamWilliam

âand then there delivered the said
bill of exchange to the said Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau which Bill
the said Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau after to wit on the seven-teenth day of july in the year eighteen and nine
at the district of columbia and county of washington
presented to the said Dr.WilliamWilliam secretary at war for his acceptance thereof, and the
and there requested him to accept the same, but the
said Dr. william Sunday at war did not
then & there or at any time whatsoever accept the
said Bill of Exchange, and then and there which
refused ever to accept the same by answering that
he would not pay the same because the drawer had
no authority to draw and afterwards to wit on the same
day and year last aforesaid the said Dr.WilliamWilliam secretary at war wholly refused ever to pay the same
whereof the said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , to wit, on the tenth day of august in the said year of eighteen hundred and nine had notice and whereof the said EdwardEdward Hampstead

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HampsteadEdward Hampstead administrator as aforesaid, to wit on
the tenth day of june in the year eighteen hundred and ten had also notice: By of the promises and
according to the custom, & law of merchants and the
statute of this territory in such cases made and
provided, the said anitistate in his lifetime because
liable to pay the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau the further
sum of eightty one dollars in the said bill specific
when he should be thereunto afterwards requested together
with the cost of protest & six percent on the amount of
the said sum of eighty one dollars and being is liable he the
said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis in consideration thereof, afterwards
to wit on the said tenth day of August in the year eighteen hundred and nine, at the District of St LouisSt Louis
and within the jurisdiction of this court undertook
and then and there faithfully promised the said PeterPierre Chouteau
ChouteauPierre Chouteau to pay him the said sum of money in the
said Bill contained together with the cost of protest
the six percent as above expressed when him the
said should be thereunto afterwards
requested, and the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau avow , that he did
on a day thereafter to wit on the tenth day of august in the your your -> year eighteen hundred and nine, at the District
of Louis aforesaid , then and there demand and request of
the said MeriwetherMeriwether in his lifetime payment of the
said sum of eighty one dollars, cash cash -> cost of protest and the did did -> six
percent on the amount thereof as aforesaid, who refused
to pay the sum or any part thereof, and the said PeterPierre Chouteau
ChouteauPierre Chouteau also avows that he did after the death of the said
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis apply to and demand payment of the
said Edward HempsteadEdward Hempstead administrator as aforesaid
of the said sum of eighty one dollars, cost of protest

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Additional count
to declaration

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together with the said six per cent thereon as
aforesaid who also refused to pay the said sum
or sums of any part thereof to him the said Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau or to any other person or persons for his
benefit; By reason whereof and by the force of the
custom of and Law of merchants and the
statute of this territory in such cases made and provided
a right hath accuced accuced -> accused to the plaintiff to have and
to recover of the said administrator defendant
the further sum of eighty one dollars, cost of
together with the six percent thereon as aforesaid
and therefore he sues to his damage one thou
sand dollars

AllenAllen p. q.

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District of St. LouisSt Louis

PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau by w.o allen his attorney complain of
Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead Administrator of all and singular the
good Chattels ; rights Credits , Lands Leniments which were of
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis died late of the district aforesaid, at the time of his
death, who died intestate as it is said for this to wit that he under
unto the said intestate the sums of money; sold and delivered
unto him the said intestate the goods wears and merchantdise laid out and expended other sums of money; did work and
labour; That the said intestate did make and Execute and
deliver the said Bills of Exchange numbers 27-& 28-which
were protested at cost and changes changes -> charges ; and that the said
intestate did Execute his said bond for the said sum of
twenty five hundred dollars, as , set down and
changed in the accounts to subjoined
by all of which it will appear, that the said intestate
did in his life time did did undertake , promise, agree,
and bind himself to pay to the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
the said sums of money; the value of the said work
labour; the amount of the said Bills of Exchange together
with the cost of protest, the amount of damage resulting
therefore therefore -> therefrom ; and the interest due on the said bond
and form as set down in the said
accounts. But the same to pay the said intestate
in his Lifetime altho' often thereto required did always
refuse; and the said Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead the adminis-
trator aforesaid altho' often , thereto required to pay the
said sum of one thousand sixty one dollars & Sixty
five cents or any part did hath to his damage eleven

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hundred dollars and therefore he sues.

Allen

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D. La Succession de fue Meriwether -
A Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau
1808
25. 10.
95.
3 25.
500- 4.
16 200- 20.
23 1500- 15.
24 700- 7.
4 8.
7 1.75
$185.75
$ 168.75

St LouisSt Louis 22 1811-

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No 3-

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The Estate of MM Lewis . LewisM Lewis dec'd In PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau Dr.
To your Bill of exchange of this date (no 27) 440
"Amt paid Rufus EastonRufus Easton in consequence of
the above Bill being protested for charges which was returnedto me on this day
4670.
1811 oct 22 âInterest fee on the Bill from 22nd may 1810 to this date 13980
1809 June 16th your Bill of exchange of this date no 28
âcost of protest on the same 5.45
1811 oct 16th âDamage & interest on the same for 28 months 2995
Balance due on your act as
to accused
16875
Intesest on your bond of $2500 dated 7th Aug. 1808 from the 1st of may 1909 up to 1st of may 1810- per annum 150
$106165
Credit the above estate
By so much on account of the MissouriMissouri
fur company
754.50
Balance due P.C. $307.15

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No. 67

St LouisSt Louis com Pleas
nov term 1811.

PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau vs.
M. LewisM Lewis

This is an
action on
the case to recover money
due on account hereunto
let a summons
against the said adminis-
trator, in the sum of
eleven hundred dollars
damages, issue.

allen p.q


Executed on EdwardEdward Hempstead
HempsteadEdward Hempstead administrator

A. McNairA McNair Shff


80 cents
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Edward HempsteadEdward Hempstead ,
adm of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis dec
adv
Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau

The defendant demurs to
the plaintiff's declaration and assigns the following causes
to wit-

1. Because the Bills of Exchange are not
declared on -

2. Because matters aremixed
in one count

3. Because there are no dates, nor places
mentioned in said declaration of the
said declaration is informal

E. Hampstead for himself


nov 4 1811
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Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead
adm. . of MM Lewis . LewisM Lewis , Dec.
adv
PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis


Sct.

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

We command you to summons Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead administrator of all and Singular the
goods and Chattels , rights of credits, Lands and tenements ,
which of MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis decd late of the district
aforesaid, 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 SaintSt Louis-
LouisSt Louis in and fore the District of Saint - Louis on
the first monday of November next then and
there to Answer unto PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau in a plea of
trespass on the case to the damage of the Said PeterPierre Chouteau
ChouteauPierre Chouteau one thousand one hundred dollars
and have you then then this writ.

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Witness the honbSamuelSamuel Hammond HammondSamuel Hammond
presiding judge of our said court at
S LouisS Louis aforesaid this eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven
and of the Independance of this
United StatesUnited States the sixth

Thomas RiddickThomas Riddick Clk