Pierre Chouteau vs. Edward Hempstead
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no. 31.

St LouisSt Louis Com. Pleas
March Term 1812

Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau vs Loius administrator

Decl.

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LouisianaLouisiana territory
District of Louis

PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau by Wm O AllenWilliam O Allen his attorney
complains of EdwardEdward Hempstead HempsteadEdward Hempstead administrator of all and
singular the goods & chattels, rights and credits, lands, tenements
which were of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis late of the district a-
foresaid decreased at the time of his death, who died
intestate (as it is said) for this to wit, that whereas
the said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis in his life time, that is
to say on the fifteenth day of May in the year eighteenth hundred and nine at the District aforesaid accord
to the custom of Merchants in that respect used and
approved of, made & drew a certain Bill of Exchange
in writing bearing date the day and year aforesaid
upon one The Honbl the Secretary of War of the U StatesUnited States
and by the said Bill required the said secretary
at War of the U StatesUnited States three days after sight to pay
to the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau the sum of four
hundred and forty dollars value
and there delivered the said Bill the said PeterPierre Chouteau
ChouteauPierre Chouteau which said Bill the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
afterwards to wit on the sixteenth day of October
in the year of our Lord eight hundred and nine
at the District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia county of WashingtonWashington
showed and presented to the said secretary at

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War of the U'States for his acceptance thereof, and
then and there required him to accept the same,
but the said Secretary at War of the U'States did
not then and there, or at any time whatsoever accept
the said Bill, and then and there wholly refused
ever to accept the same (by ) that the same
would not be paid, the drawer having no authority
to draw" and afterwards to wit on the same day and
last aforesaid the said Secretary at War
of the U'States refused ever to pay the same, whereof
the said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis to wit on the tenth day of november eighteen hundred & nine had notice, and
whereof the said EdwardEdward Hempstead HempsteadEdward Hempstead administrator
after the death of the said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis had also
on the tenth day of June eighteen hundred and ten
notice; By reason of which premises, and according
to the custom and by the Law of Merchants and the
the acts of the legislature of the territory of LouisianaLouisiana
the intestate in his life time became liable
to pay to the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau the sum of four
hundred & forty dollars in the said Bill specified
when he the said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis should be
thereunto afterwards requested together with the cost
on the amount of the said

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sum of four hundred & forty dollars, and being of of -> so liable
in the said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis in consideration thereof
afterwards to wit the same day and year last afousaid
at the said District of St.LouisSt Louis underlook, and then and
there faithfully promised the said Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau to
pay him the said sum in the said Bill mentioned
together with the cost of protest the six percent as above
expressed, when him the said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis
should be thereunto afterwards requested, and the said
Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau avers that he did on a day thereafter
to wit on the tenth day of november eighteen hundred - nine at the District of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid and within
the jurisdiction of this Court who then and there
requested of the said intestate in his lifetime pay-
ment of the said sum of four hundred & forty dollars
cost of protest & the six percent as aforesaid which
he acknowledged to owe but refused to pay the same
or any part thereof, and the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
also avers that he did after the death of the said
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis apply to and demand payment
of the aforesaid Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead his administrator
as aforesaid, of the said sum of four hundred &
forty dollars cost of protest together with the said

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six per cent thereon as aforesaid who also refused
to pay the same or any part there of to him the
said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau or to any person or persons
for his benefit ; By reason whereof and by force
of the custom and Law of Merchants and the acts
of this territory in such cases made and provided
a righthath accrued to the said PeterPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
the Plaintiff to have and to recover of the said
Administrator Defendant the said sum of four
hundred & forty dollars cost of protest and the
six percent damages thereon as aforesaid
by whereof he is in damaged
one thousand dollars therefore he sees

AllenAllen , p.q..

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Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead
admof M. LewisM Lewis
Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau

The Defendant pleads
that which was
not of the
to M LewisM Lewis in his lifetime -
to him the .
- of for money receiving to the
amount of Eight hundred Dollars- administrator - the -.

E Hampstead

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Mike Morin

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Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau
vs
Edward HampsteadEdward Hampstead

administrator of
LewisLewis decd

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pleas by the Deft page 191.
consolidated actionsp161.

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no 31

St LouisSt Louis
March 1812

Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau
vs
LewisLewis administrator

This is an action of Debtfor
money due on a protested bid of
Exchange of four hundred and
forty dollars with costs and
charges together with one
thousand dollars Damage
Let a summons issue according
ly

allen p.q.


Executed

A McNairA McNair Sheriff


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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of St LouisSt Louis


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

We command you to summons EdwardEdward Hempstead
HempsteadEdward Hempstead to appear before the judges of our
Court of Common pleas in and for the District ofDistrict of Saint Louis
SaintDistrict of Saint Louis LouisDistrict of Saint Louis to be holden on the first monday
in March next to answer unto Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau in a plea of debt of four hundred
and forty Dollars to the Damage of the
ChouteauChouteau one thousand Dollars and
have you then there this writ

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Witness the honbl.SamuelSamuel a presiding judge of our said
Court at the town of St LouisSt Louis this Ninth
day of Januarythe year of
our Lord one thousand eight hun-
dred and twelve and of our
Independance the thirty sixth

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