United States v. John Oliver
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis


Sct.

U StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica
To the constable of St LouisSt Louis township

Whereas information has this day been given
to me upon the oath of JoshuaJoshua and ThomasThomas
of S. LouisS Louis that on the ninth of July 1820 a quantity
of Beaver & Racoonsskins & by some person or persons un
known taken stolen and carried away from the dwell

ing hosue of the in the county aforesaid, and that
the aforesaid, Thos & Joshua have probable
cuase to suspect and as suspect that the said goods or
part thereof are concealed in dwelling house or store the property
of and now occupied by John OliverJohn Oliver
at St LouisSt Louis on said county- These are therefore to
authorise and require you with and proper
to enter in the any time into the House of the said
John OliverJohn Oliver at St LouisSt Louis aforesaid on the County aforesaid
and there diligently to search for the said goods and of the
same or any part thereof shall be found upon such
that you bring the goods &c found and also the body of
the said John OliverJohn Oliver before me or some other person of
the for said County to be disposed of and
according to -
Given my hand & seal at StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis in the said County this 1st day of August 1820

John R GuyJohn R Guy J,P,-

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Summon

John

A Lee

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United StatesUnited States
vs
John OliverJohn Oliver
Search Warrant

Executed By making
dillagent search and found
none of the property within
mentioned But he acknowl
edged that he has had prop
erty of the kind and has
sold it to John GJohn G . Burgamon
Body in Custody

for

JJ Simonds . Warner

J.SimondsJ Simonds D.C

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Service 1.00
Arresting Body 50
milage 10
$ 1.60

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Territory of missouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

Ss US of AmericaAmerica
We the undersigned acknowlegde ourselves
and such of us and from each
other in now proper persons to stand in debled
to the united States of america in the sum if one
hundred Dollars to he lived severally of each
of our goods & chattles, Lands &
respectively upon the following conditions

The conditions of this recognizance is
such that if each of the undersigned do personally
appear at the next circit court to he holden
within and for the county of Saint LouisSt Louis
on the first monday of the present month
then and there to gain such evidance as he
knoweth on behalf of the United StateUnited States against
a certain John OliverJohn Oliver an a certain charge of
having stolen goods knowing there
to have been stolen wherewith the said John
oliver is charged and that neither he nor either
of them do deport without of said court
then these recognizance to be said else to
remain in full force

signed and acknowledged
before me this 4th day of Augt 1820

Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher I.P.

Thos Hemstead

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Michl Emmanuel

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John R. GuyJohn R Guy

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Joseph PerkinsJoseph Perkins

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H. Richard

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Bergmann

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Augt 1st
Issued
returned
forthwith

United StatesUnited States
vs
John oliver

Warrent to search for stolen goods
of the property found, but proof
that the defendant had bought and sold same of the
property stolen, the body in custody

Joshua John by & Alexander Lee
sworn and examined after which the prisoner was
required to give bail in $ 100 but not being able
to get bail was commited to jail

I certify that the above is a correct up from
the had before me in the above case
August 4th 1820

John R J.P.

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Justices fees $ 5.064
1.60
$ 7.66 1/4

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United StatesUnited States
vs
John oliver
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United StatesUnited States
vs
JohnJohn Oliver OliverJohn Oliver

larceny
stolen
goods

A bill
PaulPaul
Foreman

Witness

Joshua PilcherJoshua Pilcher

ThomasThomas Hempstead HempsteadThomas Hempstead

Jos:

HughHugh Ruland

Bergman

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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
August term 1820

St Louis County to wit: The Jurors for the
United StatesUnited States of American upon their with pre-
sent that JohnJohn Oliver OliverJohn Oliver late of the said CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis Shopkeeper on the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty
with force and arms at the town of St LouisSt Louis, in the
County aforesaid a large quantity of beaver skins,
to wit, eighteen packs of beaver skins, of great
value to wit of the value of there hundred dollars
for each pack, and a large quantity of racoon skin
to wit, two packs of racoon skins of great value
to wit of the value of one hundred dollars for each
pack of the goods of certain persons
the name & style of the Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company
CompanyMissouri Fur Company (but whose particular names are
to the Jurors aforesaid as yet unknown) then
& there being found, feloniously did steal take
and carry away, contrary to the form of the
statute in such case made & provided, and
against the peace and dignity of the United StatesUnited States
of AmericaAmerica

And the Juror aforesaid upon their oath
aforesaid do further present that the said
John OliverJohn Oliver, on the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty

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with force and arms, at St LouisSt Louis in the County aforesaid
unlawfully and unjustly did receive and have, a
large quantity of beaver skins, to wit, eighteen of
beaver skins of great value to wit if the value of
three hundred dollars for each pack and a large
quantity of racoon skins to wit, two of ra-
coon skins of great value to wit if the value of
of one hundred dollars for eachpack, of the goods
and chattels of certain persons using the name
& style of "The Missouri FurMissouri Fur Company Comapany" (but whose
particular names are to the Jurors aforesaid as yet
unknown) then lately before feloniously
stolen, taken and carried away by one Geroge
the slave of ManuelManuel Lisa LizaManuel Lisa , he the said John
oliver, then there well knowing the same
to be stolen and unlawfully come by,
contrary to the form of the statute in
such case made and provided and
against the peace and dignity of the
United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica.

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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
countyy...Greeting.

YOU are hereby commanded to summon FrederickSmith
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circit Vourt, on theforthwithday of at the town of St. LouisSt Louis,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of cortroversy now pending in our said
court, wherein The United StatesUnited States plaintiff
and JohnJohn Oliver OliverJohn Oliver defendant on the
part of the Deft and have you then and there this writ.

Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this 19th day of Augtin the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty
and of the Independance of the United StatesUnited States the forty fifth

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk, St.L.C.C.
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Excuted this
writ on Frederick
Smith on the
19th August 1820

John K WalkerJohn K Walker
D Shff

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Service 33cts
travel 6
39 cts

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U.S
vs
OliverOliver

forthwith
for

FredKSmithSmith
for Deft