Thomas Wood vs. John B. Tenony and Cyrus Curtis
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Territory of MissouriMissouri,
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

ThomasThomas Wood complains, of John BJohn B . Tenony,
and Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis traders doing business together, by the name, of John BJohn B Tenony,
and Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis , of a plea, of trespass on the case for, that
the said Defendants at the, County of Saint CharlesCounty of Saint Charles, in, the territory aforsaid to wit the, County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis aforesaid on the
twenty fifth day of June, in the Year. one, thousand eight hundred, and seventeen, in consideration that, the said plaintiff had,
at the special instance & request, of the said Defendants worked,
and laboured, for them the said Defendants, the said Defendants
promising to, pay him the sum of twenty, five Dollars
and the plaintiff then he worked for the,
said Defendants for the space of five months of all which
the said Defendants then & there, had notice, and by reason they,
the said Defendants then other became and to assumed upon themselves and to the, said plaintiff promising to, pay him the sum term of money on request,

And also for that the said Defendants then & there in,
consideration the said plaintiff before that time, had at the like instance, and request of the said Defendants done & performed,
certain work, labours, services, and duties, as
for and during, the space of six months
the said Defendants then & there promised, the plaintiff to pay,
him him then for what he, reasonably deserved, to have or demand, and the plaintiff that he reasonably deserved
to have therefor, the sum, of one Hundred & fifty dollars. of
which the said Defendants then & there, had notice what, by
reason, thereof the said Defendants then & there, became
liable, to pay to the said plaintiff the said sum of money
on request, and being so liable, the said Defendant then

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& there, assumed upon themselves and, to the said plaintiff
promised, to pay the said sum, of money on request,

And, also for the said Defendants, there, on
the first day, of January, in the term last, aforesaid
the said plaintiff that, if he would render, to them his service,
as with they would, pay him then, for
the two first months at the rate, of eighteen dollars per
month, and the remaining part at, twenty five dollars per
month and the plaintiff avows that he did work labour,
and render his services to, them Indian interpreter thereafter,
wards for the space &, term of five months and of all which the said Defendant then & there on, the twenty fifth day of June, at
the County aforesaid became liable, to pay to, the said, plain-
tiff therefor on demand, the sum of one Hundred Eleven
Dollars lawful, money of United StatesUnited States on demand, and
being so liable then & there, assumed upon, himself and to
the said plaintiff promising to, pay to, him on demand, the
same, sum of money

the said defendants though
often requested, have ever refused, and still do refuse, the said
sum of, money of of them to
the said plaintiff to pay Damage two, Hundred
Dollars wherefore he sues,

EEdward Hempstead . HempsteadEdward Hempstead

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territory, of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

ThomasThomas Woods being, duly sworn, on his
oath saith, that CurtisCurtis and Tenony, unjustly indebted to, him in the, sum of Twenty two, Dollars for his
is a for that amount that said Defendant ought to be held to, to

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bail, is the sum of one hundred Thirty Dollars to serve such debts and costs,-

Sworn, to & subscribed the 30th day of June AD 1819 before me,

ThomasThomas Wood

J.V. Garnier

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Territory, of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis,

I MaryMary P LeducP Leduc , As clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county, of Saint LouisSt Louis on the above affidavit & under, the Law do order the saidJohnJohn B BJohn B Tenony & Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis be held in bail in, the suit, of ThomasThomas Woods in, the
plea aforesaid, in the sum, of one, Hundred thirty dollars given, under my, hand as clerk, of said court,july 3rd 1817

M. P. LeducP Leduc Clk,

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Executed, this writ in the Town and, CountyCounty of S Louis
of SCounty of S Louis, LouisCounty of S Louis, July 14th 1817, by arresting the,
Defendants and taking Bail as,
will appear by the

Service $1.50
Bail Bond, .50
$ 2.00

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No - 34,
Oct Term 1817
ThomasThomas Wood
vsJohn BJohn B . Tenony
Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis ,

This is an action, of trespass,
on the case for wages, on the
affidavit & order issue a copius, damage 200 bail required, for the sum of 130

filed July 3rd 1817
According to the witness affidavit,
and order the the sheriff,
will hold, the defendants to bail
in the sum of 130.

M. PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc Clk,

B.
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis

ss

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff
of said County Greeting

We command you to take JohnJohn B ,BJohn B Tenony, and Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis , if
they may be found within your bailiwick, and there, safely keep so that, you may have their bodies, before the judge, of our circuit court,, to be held at the town of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis, within and
for the County ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis, and the on the second Monday, of October next, then there, to answer unto ThomasThomas Woods, of a plea of
trespass, on the case, to the damage of the said ThomasThomas , the
sum of two hundred dollars, and have you then there, this
writ.

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Witness MaryMary P LeducP Leduc , Clerk of our said
Court at the town of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis within
and for the County ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis this third day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and seventeen, and of our independence,
the forty first.

M. P LeducP Leduc , Clerk


McGirkMcGirk

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Know all men by these presents, That we Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis , - and
JohnJohn B BJohn B Tenony, - as principal, and
JesseJesse G. Lindill, as are held and firmly
bound unto John W. ThompsonJohn W Thompson , sheriff of the county of St. LouisSt Louis his assigns or successors
in office, in the sum of one hundred, and thirty
dollars,
currency of the United StatesUnited States, to which payment well and truely to be made, we bind our-
selves and each of us by himself our and each of our heirs, executors, administratiors and
assigns, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 14th day ofjuly in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen

The condition of above obligation is such, That if the above bound Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis ,
and John BJohn B . - shall appear at the next circuit, Court to be held at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, on the second,
monday in october next to answer unto ThomasThomas ,
Woods in a plea, of trespass, on the
Case to the of the
said ThomasThomas two hundred dollars,
and if judgment be given against him at that or any subsequent term of said court, that
the said Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis & Jn B Zenory, will pay the Damage
aforesaid and costs, or the amount of the condemnation of the court, or surren-
der himself in execution therof, or that the said Jesse G LindellJesse G Lindell ,
will do it for them then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue in law.

Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of
Cyrus CurtisCyrus Curtis ,

B Zenory,

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CurtisCurtis ,ads. Woods,

The his atto comes and defends the
wrong, and injury, when and says, that
he did not excuse himself in
manner, and form as the plaintiff
in hath alleged against
him, and this he prays may be excused
of by the country.

Burton Atto,

And thewith the like

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CurtisCurtis ads Woods,

plea.