John Baptiste Prevert v. Manuel Lisa
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Northern CircuitJuly Term 1815

John BaptisteJohn Baptiste Prevertpresent by his attorney
complains of ManuelManuel Lisa LisaManuel Lisa in a plea of trespass on
the case for that whereas on the fifteenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen
in the county of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis at the town of St LouisSt Louis
the said John waspossessed of in his own right the
following goods and chattels to wit thirty two beaver
skins of the value of four dollors each of six racoon
skins of the value of fifty cents each and of eight buffaloe
Robes of the value of five dollars each and the said John
being so possessed as aforesaid at the time and place aforesaid
afterwards to wit on the same day and year aforesaid
casually lost the aforesaid goods and chattels out of
his possession and the said ManuelManuel afterwards to wit
on the same day and year aforesaid at the place afore
said got and came to the possession of the same goods
and chattels by finding and the said ManuelManuel
knowing the premises and that the said goods & chattels
do of right belong to the said John but intending to cheat the said John hath hitherto
wholly failed and refused to deliver the same to the said
John altho often thereto afterwards requested by the said
John to wit on the twentieth day of June in the year
aforesaid But the said ManuelManuel did afterwards to wit
on the day last aforesaid the aforesaid
goods & chattels to his own uses and benefit wherefor
the said John says he is injured and has sustained one
hundred and eighty dollars damage

and whereas the said John on the first day of
January in the year aforesaid was possessed of in his
own right of other the following goods and chattels at
a place called the in the county of St LouisSt Louis
one brown horse gelding of the value of seventy dollors (and

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and One water craft commonly called a canoe of the
value of twenty dollars and also of ten bushels of Indian
corn in barrels to wit five bushels in, one and five bushels in
another of the value of one dollars per bushel and the
said John being so possessed as aforesaid at the place aforesaid
lost all of the goods aforesaid casually afterwards on the same
day and year aforesaid at the place aforesaid the same
out of his hand and possession and afterwards to wit
on the same day and year aforesaid at the place aforesaid
The said ManuelManuel came to the possession of the said goods
by finding and being so posessed and well knowing the
and that said goods did of right belong to the
said John hath hitherto wholly failed and refused to
The same to the said John after thereto afterwards
on the same day and year aforesaid at the
requested to deliver but the said ManuelManuel intending to cheat
The said John in this behalf did afterwards on the
same day and year the said good to
his own proper use and benefits wherefore the said
John says he is injured and has sustained one hundred
dollars damage threrefore he sues

MM McGirk McGirkM McGirk - att


for plaintiff
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty of St Louis ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis LouisCounty of St Louis

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the
Sheriff of the CountyCounty of Saint Louis ofCounty of Saint Louis SaintCounty of Saint Louis LouisCounty of Saint Louis Greeting

We command you to summon ManuelManuel Lisa LisaManuel Lisa if he
may be found in your County that he be and appear
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court to be holden
at the town of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county of
SS Louis LouisS Louis on the second Monday of July next then there
to answer unto John BaptisteJohn Baptiste Prevert in a plea

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of trespass on the case in to the damage of the said JohnJohn Baptiste
BaptisteJohn Baptiste the sum of two hundred eighty dollars dollars as he says and
have you then there this writ.

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Witness MaryMary P LeducP Leduc clerk of our said court
at SS Louis LouisS Louisthistwenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifteen
and of our Independence the thirty ninth.

M. C.C.

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No 38

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1815

John Bap. Prevert
vsManuelManuel Lisa LisaManuel Lisa

Decltn in trespass
on the case in
- Damage
$ 280.00

To the clerk let a
summons issue

M Clerk


Executed June 22nd 1815

J W ThompsonJ W Thompson


serv 80 cts
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St Louis County. In the Circuit court July Term 1815

Manuel LisaManuel Lisa
ads
John Bts Prevert

And the defendant comes and
defends the wrong and injury. when and where &c
and saith he is not guilty of the charges in the plaintiffs
Dcerlaration complained of against him and
of this he puts himself upon the country

EastonEaston andLucasLucas


for Deft
And the plaintiff also

M McGirkM McGirk


att for pltf
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ManuelManuel Lisa LisaManuel Lisa
vs
John Bts Prevert

plea

filed 12 July 1815