William Clark v. Louis Brazeau Jr. and Auguste Brazeau
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

In the Circuit court
in said county of the
term of October in the
you

William ClarkWilliam Clark by Charles S. HempsteadCharles S Hempstead
his attorney complains of Louis Brazeau JuniorLouis Brazeau Junior
and Auguste BrazeauAuguste Brazeau of a plea of trespass
fe, for this, that heretofor towit on the first day of January in the year of our lord One thousand eight hundred fifteen the said plaintiff was legally
entitled to seized and possessed in fee simple absolutely
of a certain lot or parcel of ground situate lying and
being in the town of saint louis in the county aforesaid
and bounded as follows towit Eastwardly, by the river MississippiMississippi- Southwardly by the lot of Ground
owned, & possessed by the late Vincent Bouis deceased
Westwardly on the rear of the lot of said plaintiff formerly
owned by said Vincent Bouis- and one John GJohn G Conegys
and by the aforesaid Defendants and Northwardly by the crop street
leading to the river MississippiMississippi which crop street
separates the above described premises from the lot,

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of Rene PaulRene Paul the said plaintiff
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis aforesaid and within, the jurisdiction, of this court on the day of year
aforesaid was then & there absolutely seized, & possessed
of the, premises aforesaid in fee simple and entitled to all
the priveleges, and rightly then & there,
unto belonging being so thereof legally entitled
to seized & possessed as of his own proper estate in fee simple the said Defendants LouisLouis Brazeau Junior BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior junior &, August Brazeau then with force
and arms, and against the peace entered into and up
on the possession of the said, plaintiff and him ejected
expelled and removed from the premises aforesaid and kept out, and still keeps the
out of the possession, thereof - & did then & there with force and arms tread down the plaintiffs grass and hedges,
and break his soil - deg up and carry away off his stone quarry thereon towit, -One
thousand loads, of stone- of the value of five, hundred
dollars & other injuries and enormities, the said
Defendants to said plaintiffs there did- against the peace- & to his damage one thousand Dollars and to recover possession of, said lot of ground with the

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his said Damages, the plaintiff brings,
this suit by his attorney,

Ch. S. Hempstead

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Territory of MissouriMissouri CountyCounty of St Louis, ofCounty of St Louis St LouisCounty of St Louis,

the United StatesUnited States, of
AmericaAmerica, to the sheriff, of
saint louis county, Greeting,

We command you, to summon,LouisLouis Brazeau Junior
BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior junior, and Auguste BrazeauAuguste Brazeau , that
they, be and appear before our next CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court , to be held, at the town of St LouisSt Louis
and for the County aforesaid before our Judge on the second Monday of
next, then there to answer, unto William ClarkWilliam Clark , of a plea. of & trespass, to the
damage of, the said WilliamWilliam two thousand dollars,
and have you then, there this writ

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Witness MaryMary Philipe, Leduc Clerk, of
Said said court, of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis this thirteenth day, of September, in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand eight hundred, and seventeen and of,
our independence, the forty second,

M. PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc Clerk,

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filed Sept 13th 1817

M.P. LeducP Leduc clk

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No. 69
William ClarkWilliam Clark
vs,
LouisLouis Brazeau Junior Brazeau, Auguste BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior ,

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This is an action, of brought
to recover possession, of a
in the Town,
of SS Louis, LouisS Louis of
summons issue, accordingly
Damages 2000

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Executed, this writ, by
reading the, same and
, to the within,
named defendant, in
the Town and CountyCounty of Saint Louis,
ofCounty of Saint Louis SaintCounty of Saint Louis, LouisCounty of Saint LouisSeptember 24th 1817
for

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service, $1.20
66
161 1/2
116

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Territory of MissouriMissouri, County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,

To the Sheriff of SS Louis, LouisS Louis county-Geeting.

You are herby commanded to summon Andre L Andreville, -
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they, be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our circuit court on the Twenty fourth day of October at the town of St. LouisSt Louis,
then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said
court, wherein Wllm Clark, plaintiff,
and LouisLouis Brazeau Junior Brazeau, & Auguste BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior , defendant on the
part of the plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at the
town of St. LouisSt Louis, this Seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen
and of the Independance of the United StatesUnited States the forty third

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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S LouisS LouisCircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court
Oct Term 1818

Wlm, Clark
vs
Louis Brazeau Jr, Auguste,
Brazeau

Subpoena
DavidDavid Delamiary
Andre L Andreville
Charles D. Delassus
Antoine SoulardAntoine Soulard for plff.

21th Oct 1818

Hemptstead for plff

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Executed on Andre L Andreville
Charles D Delassus, Antoine Loutau,DavidDavid Dilany not found,

J.W.Thompson

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service, 99
non est 50
travel, 12 1/2
$ 1,61 1/2

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Territory of MissouriMissouri, County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,

To the Sheriff of S LouisS Louis, county-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Pierre ChouteauChouteau Auguste Senr
AugusteChouteau Auguste Chouteau, ,
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our circuit court on the twenty first day of october at the town of St. LouisSt Louis,
then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said
court, wherinWilliam ClarkWilliam Clark , is plaintiff,
and JosephJoseph , & Auguste BrazeauAuguste Brazeau , defendants on the
part of the defendants, and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at the
town of St. LouisSt Louis, the nineteenth day of october in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen
and of the Independance of the United StatesUnited States the forty third,

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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S'Louis Cir CourtCircut Court ,Oct Term 1818

William ClarkWilliam Clark
vs
BrazeauBrazeau ,

for PierrePierre Chouteau ChouteauChouteau Auguste
AugusteChouteau Auguste ChouteauPierre Chouteau
AndrewAndrew LandrevilleLandreville ,

Subpo,

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Executed, on Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau and,AndrewAndrew LandrevilleLandreville ,, Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau not found in Town,

Ch.

for

Jn W Thompson shff,

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Territory of MissouriMissouri, County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,

To the Sheriff of St LouisSt Louis, county-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon L B Sarpe & Francois ValoisFrancois Valois ,
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our circuit court on the twenty first day of october at the town of St. LouisSt Louis,
then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said
court, wherein Wm ClarkWilliam Clark , is plaintiff,
and august & Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau , defendants on the
part, of defts, and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at the
town of St. LouisSt Louis, the 19th day of Octr in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen
and of the Independance of the United StatesUnited States the forty third,

A GambleArchibald Gamble ,

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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S'Louis Cir CourtCircut Court ,
Oct term 1818

Clark
vs
BrazeauBrazeau ,

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Executed

Ch. Heuart

for

Jn. W. Thompson

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In the Circuit, Court of the CountyCounty of St Louis Louis, of St LouisCounty of St Louis Louis

LouisCounty of St Louis LouisBrazeauBrazeau
and August Brazeau
adsm
William ClarkWilliam Clark ,

And, the said LouisLouis Brazeau Junior Brazeau JuniorLouis Brazeau Junior ,
and August Brazeau, by Rufus EastonRufus Easton , their attorney comes,
& defend the force and injury, when and where they ought
to do and say they are not guilty, of the said
Supposed trespass, and above said, to their charge or, of any part thereof, in manner, and form, as the said WilliamWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark , hath above thereof
complained against them and of this they the said,
Louis & August put, themselves upon the country .

And for further plea, in this behalf, according
to the statute, in case made and provided,
they the said LouisLouis Brazeau Junior BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior , and August Braze,-
au the defendants, say that the said William ClarkWilliam Clark
the plaintiff aught, not to have or maintain,
his his aforesaid action, Therof against them because,
they say that by an act, of the Congress, of the United StatesUnited States entitled an act making further provision for setting, the claim, to land, in the terriroty, of
MissouriMissouri, â approved June Thirteenth eighteen hundred,
and twelve, it is provided, among other things that
the right, , and claims, to Town or Village about the common field to wit, and commons, in and
adjoining, and belonging, to the several towns, or
villages, of Portage des Sioux, St CharlesSt Charles, StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis Ferdinand, villa a Roben, Barondalle, St Gen,-
iveve, New MadridMadrid, New Bourbon,, Little Provice, and ArkansasArkansas, in the Territory, of MissouriMissouri which have been instated or possessed, prior, to thirtieth day, of December, one
thousand eight hundred and three shall be, and the same, are hereby confined, to the inhabitants, of the respective towns or villages,

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aforesaid, according to their Lord right
or rights in there to;â the said
defendants further say that the said lot, or parcel,
of in the said plaintiffs declaration,
mentioned was a town and village lot situated,
by and being, in the town of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis and a village lot, in the said village, of st, Louis in the said County ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis in the
Territory, of MissouriMissouri on and prior, to the aforesaid
this tenth, day of June, in the year of eighteen hundred
and twelve aforesaid, and one,LouisLouis Brazeau Junior Brazeau JuniorLouis Brazeau Junior , was then and there an in of said
town on and prior, to the aforesaid
day of December, in the year of one thousand,
eight hundred and three aforesaid, and the
said the thirteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and three and for a long
space of time before that day to wit, for
the period of twenty three years prior, to the
said twentieth day of December in the year of one thousand eight hundred and thirteen aforesaid at StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis aforesaid possessed,
by the said LouisLouis Brazeau Junior Brazeau JuniorLouis Brazeau Junior , who claimed,
the said Town and village lot, for the
whole period of time, aforesaid and was then,
and there, an inhabitant of the said town,
of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis and for a long period of time
there after, towit until, the second day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen
during all which time he, the said,LouisLouis Brazeau Junior
BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior possessed, the same town and
village lot, whereby and by and by
the aforesaid act of congress, the
right and claim, to the said town
and village lot became confined,

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to and was, the property estate, in and
of and vested, in him the Said LouisLouis Brazeau Junior
Brazeau JuniorLouis Brazeau Junior , his heirs and assigns forever, in
virtue, of the law of congress aforesaid, and
the said defendants, over that the lot of ground,
in the declaration, of the said plaintiff above mentioned, and the village, and
town, lot so confined, to the said Louis Braze,
au Junior, as aforesaid, is our and the
said defendants, further say that afterwards,
and often the to and possession, of the lot, of ground, as aforesaid, and
by, the said Louis Brazeau JuniorLouis Brazeau Junior to wit on,
the second, day of december, in the year of, one thousand eight hundred, and thirteen, at the town of, st Louis, in the CountyCounty of St Louis, ofCounty of St Louis St LouisCounty of St Louis aforesaid, he the said Louis BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior Lenin made, his estate deed in writing under, his hand, and that of
and which is now here, to the and then and delivered, the said
deed commonly called a, deed sale witnessed,
by Bossenou, and M. PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc , to then
the Said defendants, and the
consideration claims, and in the
same, deed mentioned, and set forth, did
grant bargain sell assign, and transfer unto the,
Said defendants, and to these heirs and assigns forever, the Said village, lot and lot of ground,
in the Said declaration mentioned, and
confirmed, to him, Said Louis BrazeauLouis Brazeau Junior , as aforesaid, by the description, of a lot situate, in the town, of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid,
which to wit lot as described, in said deed

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contain forty five feet, and a half, foot
fronting, upon the principal street, which separates, the lot from, that on which Mr DavidDavid Delanney resides bounded, to the North, to that belonging,
to on the South, to and to
the East, on the MississippiMississippi, upon which there is a stone,
house of thirty eight feet, and a half, long upon
in depth whereby, the the
and to the paid lot, of ground, in the
declaration mentioned, and the village lot confirmed, to the said
vested absolutely in there the said defendants their heirs and assigns forevers, and this the
Said defendants, are ready, to verify wherefore,
they pray judgement, if the Said plaintiff aught,
to have, and maintain, his said action thereof,
above against them,

EastonEaston for Defendants,

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Territory, of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty of St Louis, ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis

Mary Philip LeducMarie P Ledue
Clerk of, the Circuit CourtCircuit Court within, and for the County aforesaid,
do certify, the forgoin to be a true copy, of
the plea, as the case
witness my, hand and seal, this
twenty ninth, day, of January, in the
year eight hundred and eighteen,

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M. PP Leduc LeducP Leduc Vlerk,

A.I. M'Girk DCLK

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In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,

Action, of

William ClarkWilliam Clark ,
vs
Louis Brezeau Junir & AugusteAuguste Bregeau,

And he the said William ClarkWilliam Clark , as to the plea of the, said Louis, and AugusteAuguste ,
by them first above pleaded, and whereof, they have put themselves upon, the Country, clerk the like,

And the said William ClarkWilliam Clark , as to the plea of them, said Louis, and AugusteAuguste , by them secondly,
above pleaded,, saith that the same and,
the matters therein contained, in manner, and form,
as the same as above pleaded,, and set forth, are
not sufficient, in to bar, or preclude him, the
said WilliamWilliam , from having, or maintaining his aforesaid action thereof against, them the said Louis, and
AugusteAuguste , and that he the said WilliamWilliam , is not bound, by the law of the land, so the same
Wherefore, for want, of a sufficient plea in, this behalf he, the said WilliamWilliam prays judgement,
and his Damages

W Hempstead, of


for
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Clark vs Brezeau,

Aplication
to pleas.

Simclisa to first plea
to second,

Copy served, on Dfts Counsel,January 24th 1818

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filed,February 9th 1818