William Clark vs. Horrace Austin
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No. 18

St. LouisSt Louis Com pleas
July Term 1812

William ClarkWilliam Clark
use of U. StatesUnited States
vs
Horrace Austin
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District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis

William ClarkWilliam Clark / who sues for the
use of the united states / complains of Horace AustinHorace Austin of
a plea of Trespass on the case for that the said defendant on the seventeenth day of august in the
year one thousand eight hundred Eleven at the town
and district of SaintSt Louis LouisSt Louis, by his certain promisory
note of that date by him by the name of Horace AustinHorace Austin
, and to the said WilliamWilliam
then & there delivering promising him by the name of
Gen. William ClarkWilliam Clark to pay to him or order in five days from the date of said note the the sum
of one hundred forty eight dollars. value received

For the said Defendant though often required hath ever refusing the same form of
money to the plaintiff to pay to his damages for
the use of the United StatesUnited States the sum of three
Hundred Dollars Wherefore he sues.

EEdward Hempstead . HempsteadEdward Hempstead p.q

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No. 18

Saint LouisSt Louis Com pleas

William ClarkWilliam Clark
use of united states
vs Horace AustinHorace Austin

case
$300

To July Term 1812

This is an action of
Trespass on the case
to recover money owe
on note of land, Let
a CapiasCapias ad Responden
dum issue damage
$300. bail required
for that amount

E HempsteadEdward Hempstead


Executed

A McNairA McNair Sheriff


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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of St. LouisSt Louis


The United StatesUnited States of america to the
sheriff of the district of StSt Louis.
LouisSt Louis-Greeting

We command you to take HoraceHorace Austin AustinHorace Austin if
he may be found within your bailiwick and and him safely keep so that you have his body before the judges of our
Court of common Pleas to beholden at the town of St. LouisSt Louis
in and for the district of St. LouisSt Louis on the first monday of
July next then and there to Answer unto William ClarkWilliam Clark for
the use of the United StatesUnited States in a plea of trespasson the case
to the damage of the & the sum of three hundred
dollars and have you then there this Writ

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Witness the honblSamuelSamuel Hammond HammondSamuel Hammond presiding
Judge of our said court of the town of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis aforesaid this fourteenth day of april in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve and of our inde-
pendence the thirty sixth
Bail is Required to $ 300

Thomas F. RiddickThomas F Riddick , Clk


Thomas F. RiddickThomas F Riddick , Clk