Louis Bissonnette, et. al. v. John B. C. Lucas
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Louis Bissomiclle, Acl
vs.
John BJohn B . C LucasLucas
Nano

This is an action of
Ejectment of - Let
a writ of summary
issue accordingly to StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis Co.- Damage $1000

Hempreud

for plff

J. V. Garnie Clk


&c
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
In the Superier Court


Ss

In the Northern Circuit of the first of April in the year One thousand eight hundred and nineteen

Louis Bissannette, CharlesCharles Bissanmette
JosephJoseph Bissannette, Pascal Bissannette
Pane Primeau & Pelaqie his Wife- formerly
Pelugie Bissanmette- PierrePierre Lioucur &
Baprole Laouceurinfantchildren of
AngeliqueAngelique Bessannette now deceased, and late
Wife of PierrePierre Ladoucuer she sue by
this father and next friend the said PierrePierre
LadoucuerPierrePierre Ladouceur
Benore Godain
an infant daughter of saidPierrePierre Ladouceux & AngeliqueAngelique his last wife-
which said Pimore is non intermarried with
Baprinte Godain
& sues by him as her husband
and next friend said Baptaste Godain
(which said Baptaste, Ladouceux. PierrePierre
Ladouceux & Godain one the lawful

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children & only remis of said AngeliqueAngelique
Ladouceux decesed)--Henry DelaurierHenry Delaurier
the late husband of EllenEllen Bissannette noire
deceased by whom he had lawfull issue. towit
one son now deceased- complain
by their Attorney, of John BJohn B . C. sues
in a plea of trespass and ejectment of
for that the said plaintiff theretofore towit
on the first day of January in the year One thousand, eight hundred of nineteen
mere possessed of a certain tract or piece
of Graunid situate, lying and being in the
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, in the Territory and
Circuit aforesaid containing the quantity of
One hundred acres of arable sand-- also
of a certain other tract or parcel of land
containing sixty copens situate as aforesaid
aln of one when certin tract of parcel
of land situate as aforesaid containing
the quantity of forty onpens of prairie Land
; also of one other certain tract or parcel
of Land Situate near the tamp of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis and County and Territory aforesaid
bounded in front and by the
Barn adjoining said with

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Southernly by the Land occupied by
John BJohn B . C LucasLucas Northmandly by the
public read which leads from said town of
Saint LouisSt Louis to the tows of Saint CharlesSt Charles &
which said was separates the said tract of
Land from the Land occupied by JeremiahJeremiah Connor
ConnorJeremiah Connor - & restmardly by vacant Lands
Containing the quantity of one arpene penil
measure in front, by forty anpens in depit
to which aforesaid several tracts of land
together with all and singular the oppurtunities
thereinto in any rise belonging the aforesaid
plaintiffs on the day and year aforesaid were
legally entitled; and they the said plaintiffs
being to thereof of legally entitled to and
possessed of said tenements and sands
he the said Dependant afterwards towit
on the day anex year aforesaid, much force and
arms-othe Country of Saint LouisCountry of St Louis aforesaid
and within the jurisdiction of the Court, entered
with the said tenements- undo ourted
amoved- and ejected them the aforesaid
plaintiff out of them aforesaid tenements
and other wrongs to the said plaintiffs

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then and there did; to the great Damage of the said plaintiff-- and against the peace of the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica-- Wherefore
the said plaintiff say- that they and injured and have sustained damage to the value of One thousand dollars

Wherefore why bring suit Ss

Dempreaux

for plff
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Lwne Terrien N. 2. Layer 13. Louis Bissonnet, Transcribed
Je me suis expres transporté de mon domicile ses dans ce
sur dit poste St. LouisSt Louis sur une terre d'un arpent de large sur
quarante autres de long a lui appartenent partie labouree partie
enfiche situee dans la prairie qui touche ce ville et tenant
un immediatement du Sr Gamache et de l'autre cote au
Chemin Royal, qui est de trente six pieds de RoyRoy et des deux autres,
cotes au domaine du RoyRoy , pour l'arpentes avec mon instrument
et une chaure de quarante Cinq pieds, dont la longueur prise
quatre fois fait juste s'arpente usite en ce pays que est de cent
quatre vingt pieds sur chaque fare, à l'exécution de quoi me
faisant accompagner dudt. propiétaire et dudit Sieur Gamache
voisin le plus pour me servir de temoin, decide et a
un indiquer exactement la véritable situation de leur
Concessions repectives, Je suis prevenu et l'ai fait borner en
me présence avec des pierres a ses quatre extremities apres l'avoir
mesuree sur ses lignes de largeur et longueur, dont les deux
premiéres paralelles c'est à tere de largeur vont au nord nord
est ou du nord ses l'est de vingt deux dégres trente
minutes et les deux autres dernieres c'est a dire de longueur aussi
paralelle vont au ouest quart au nord ouest ou
s'ecartent du ouest vers le nord de onze degres quinze minutes
Sans aucun egard a la variation du compas qui peut avoir
et fout par conseqent en dirigeant la vue et allant du point
du départ vers le nord nord est et vers l'ouest quart ou, Nord
ouest un angle obtus de cent un degres quinze minutes,
faite des differences causees par les inegalites des terres et

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inclinaisons des lignes les unes sur les autres par rapport deux
perpendiculaires horizontales qui servent toujours a leur vraie
mesure tant sur la largeur que sue la longueur, ainsi je
l'atteste par mon seing et par l'aveu unanime de tous
les proprietaires sus nommes assembles dans ce moment avec
l'approbations de mon dit sieur Jn Pedra Piernas dans la chambre
la Gouvernement pour le servir mutuellement de temoins
et affirmer les uns par leurs seings les autre par leur declarations
a d'efaut de savoir signer en presence de Messieur Dn Pedro
Piernas sus dit LieutenantLieutenant Gouverneur et de Dn. Louis St. AngeSt Ange de Bellerive capitaine reforme et premier predecesseur com-
mandant de ce meme poste servant l'un et l'autre savoir
la dernier a certifier par son seing en la dite qualite et en
vertu du pouvoir dont il etait charge d'avoir concede soit
avec titre soit verbalement les sus dites terres
majeste et mon dit Sieur Piernas a approuver et ratifier aussi
par son seing en la qualite l'actuel LieutenantLieutenant Gouverneur avec la quel la il est muni du meme pouvoir de conceder les
possessions accordees par mon dit Sr. St. AngeSt Ange et specifiees dans le
corps de un cadastre que je remets contenant soixante huit
pages ecrites inclusivement aux archives de ce
Gouvernement y etre conserve a perpetuite et server
a besoins sur ete authenticite et temoignage de tout ce
qui y est expose a St LouisSt Louis le vingt trois May de l'annee
Mil sept cent soixante douze - Mr. Durolde -
Hubert - - Rene - A. Conde -
Bequet - AmableAmable Guyon - SarpySarpy - Cotte - St. AngeSt Ange

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Lwne Terrien N. 2. Layer 13. Louis Bissonnet, Transcribed
I am expressing the transport of my home to
this said post on St. LouisSt Louis land of an arpent large on
fourty others long, a partly plowed part
situated in the prairie touching this village and the immediate farming
of Mr. Gamache and the border of
Chemin Royal that is thirty six feet of RoyRoy and the two other
sides in the area of RoyRoy measured in arpents with my instrument
a length of fourty five feet with length taken
four times utilizing just an arpent of the country that is of One Hundred Eighty feet on each side
made while
accompanying the propietor and said Mr. Gamache,
too immediate of a neighbor to me to serve as a witness I believe
to indicate a favorable situation of our
respective concessions, I went by and have limited the presence of stones to his four quarters before having
the lines measured in width and length whose first two
parallel ranges are said width going north north
east extending to the northeast twenty two degrees, thirty
minutes and the two others are of said length also
parallel ranges in the west part of the northwest where the greater
extends northwest eleven degrees fifteen minutes
without a variation in compass reading in beginning or ending point
in the north north east and in the west part going north
west, an obtus angle decending a degree fifteen minutes, having different causes for the discrepancies of land and the bend of these lines. The other known
perpendicular horizontal range always measure true to us
for the width and the length, I
attest my signature and for the unanimous opinion of all
the proprietors assembled at this moment with
the approval of said Mr. Dn Pedro Piernas in the house
of government to serve our land mutually
and to affirm for our signed declarations
of knowing lines present of Mr. Dn. Pedro
Piernas the said Lieutenant Governor and of Dn Louis St. AngeSt Ange
a Bellerive Reform CaptainCaptain and First Commanding Predecessor
of the same post serving the previous known
to certify for his signature in his said character and in
virtue in his said power to which he was responsible for having known true
with any words of our said land
majesty and the said Mr. Piernas to approve and ratify also
for his signature in character, the Lieutenant Governor
in which he is equipped with the same power to verify the
possessions known of said St AngeSt Ange and specifically in the
body of a register presented containing sixty eight
written pages including the archives of this Government and to be conserved and to serve
the need to verify testimony of all
present in St. LouisSt Louis, the twenty third of May, the year
1772 - Mr. Durolde
Hubert - - Rene - A. Conde -
Bequet - AmableAmable Guyon - SarpySarpy - Cotte - St. AngeSt Ange

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(Written in the margin) Conidé le 27 Avust 1766 u Louis Denoyer
qui la rmis au Domaine et ielé a LouisBissonnet Suivant les
renseignements. St. LouisSt Louis ce la Avant1793 = TrudeauTrudeau .

Truly copied from the record book F page 165 and
176 alinoiming
in the office of the recoder of land titles for the
territory of MissouriMissouri. St LouisSt LouisMay 12th 1821.

M. F Keduck

Monday January 23rd 1809
Board met Present the hon. John BJohn B C Luees
Chement B. Fensole &
Frederick BatesFrederick Bates
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Monday January 23rd 1809
Board met Present the hon. John BJohn B C Luees
Chement B. Fensole &

Antoine SoulardAntoine Soulard assignee of Louis Bissonnett closing one
in front by in depth adjoining the town St. LouisSt Louis and founded on
oneside by the land of Ganuache and one other side by the highway
produces to the board a notice of claim to the recorder dates 23 May 1772 and registered No. 2
folio 13.

August ChouteauAugust Chouteau Swornsays that he Knows of the reason
of Louis Bissonete selling the land claimed to claimant and for which
she recieved payment from M. Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau for Antoine SoulardAntoine Soulard -
that he witness as executor for the Estate of Louis Bissonete, Knows
that the heirs consented to the sale of said land to Antoine SoulardAntoine Soulard ,
says ther Louis Bissonete cultivated the land claimed in 1765 and
it has been cultivated by him and his representatives untill about
the year 1797. Laid over for decision

Truly copied from the Minute Book No. 3 page 440 remaining
in the recorders office of land titles for the Territory of MissouriMissouri

St LouisSt LouisMay 12th 1821

M. P Keduck

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WednesdayApril 26th 1809
Board met
Present Clement BClement B . Fenresen
Frederick BatesFrederick Bates
Commissions

Anthony Soulard assignee of Louis Bissonete claiming
on aspen in front by in [ debth ] adjoining the towns of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis. Book No. 3 page 440 Confirmed to Antoine SoulardAntoine Soulard
40 aspens of land and order that the same surveyed__
according to the meets and bounds formerly established, and
as described in a report of Survey contained in a consession
to Louis Bissonett; registered in Livre barrier Bok No. 2
folio 13.

Truly copied from the minute Book No. 4
page 21. remaining in the ofice of the recorder of land
within & for the Territory of MissouriMissouri of which
& Certify

St LouisSt LouisMay 12th 1821.

M P. LeducP Leduc

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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court April Term 1821

The Heirs of Louis Bissonette deceased
John BJohn B . C. LucasLucas ,

Action of Ejectment

Be it remembered that on the trial of this cause
the plaintiff proved that Louis Bissonette decreased
their father about forty years ago was in the
possession and authvation of the forty aspens lot
adjoining the town of St LouisSt Louis and lying immedi
ately south of the St CharlesSt Charles road which
leads between the forty aspen lot of JeremiahJeremiah
Leounor and that on which the Defendants
new brick house and paint of his field are,
being the lot in dispute in this case, that
said Louis Bissonette deceased continued the occu
pation and cultivation of that lot untill his
death, having lived there in his life lived
fifteen or sixteen years; that after his death
his widow Madame Bissonette continued to
occupy and cultivate the same lot untill
the inhabitants of St LouisSt Louis abandoned the occu
pation of the commons, when the widow
left the premises nondispute some time before
her death _ that that lot in dispute is one
of the lots employing the ground formerly
cultivated by the inhabitants of St LouisSt Louis town
commonly called the common field;and
that the palintiffs are the heirs and repre
sentatives of said Louis Bissonette deceased
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as alledged in their declaration; and that
the dependant is, and at the time of insti
tuting this suit was in the possession of
the said lot in dispute in this case.

The plaintiff then offered in evidence
a copy of a deed of exchange made between
the said Louis Bissonette deceased and his brother
FrancoisFrancois in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy one before
the then Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper LouisianaLouisiana
and filed among the public records of the late Spanish Government in thier Country
and duly certified by ArchibaldArchibald Gambel Clerk
of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court office County office sources
to be a true copy of the original on file
in his office, whereby the said FrancoisFrancois gives the lot in dispute in exchange for other land; which was objected ot by the Defendant and rejected by the Court as not
being the best evidence in the plaintiff's power to produce.

The plaintiff then offened in evidence the fol-
lowing transcript from the Book of record of the letter and title paper to land in late province
of Upper LouisianaLouisiana, kept by the Recorder of

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land titles in the territory of LouisianaLouisiana (now
State of MissouriMissouri) which was proved to be a
true copy from said records, and is in
the words and figures following & was offered in connec
tion with the proceedings & confirmation of the Board of Commissioners
as hereafter slated." Livre Terrien No. 2 Page 13. Louis Bis
sonette - traiteur. Je me suis exprees transporte
de mon domicile ses dans ce sus dit poste StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis sur une terre d'un arpent de large sur
quarante autres de long a lui appartenante
partie labourer partie en friche situee dans
la prairie qui touche ce village et tenant
immediatement a celle du Sr Gamache et de
l'autre cote au chemin Royal, qui est de
tente six pieds de roy, et des deux autres cotes
an domaine du roy, pour l'arpentes avec
mon instrument et une chaine de quarante
cing pieds, dont la longeur prise quatre fois
fait juste l'arpent usite en ce pays usite en ce pays qui est
de cent quatre vingt pied sur chaque face, a
l'execution de quoi me faisant accompagner
au proprietaire et au dit Sieur Gamache
voisin le plus immediat, pour me servir de
temoin d'aide et a m'indiguer exactement la
veritable situation de leurs concessiones, respectives
Je suis parvenu et l'ai fais borner en ma
presence avec des pierres a ses quatre extremites
apres l'avoir mesuree sur ses lignes de largeur
et longeur dont les deux premieres parallele
C'est a dire, de largeur, vont au nord nord
est, on s'ecartent au nord vers l'est de vingt deux
degres trente minutes - et des deux autres der-
nieres c'est a dire de longeur aussi parallele
vont au ouest quart au nord ouest ou
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mieux s'ecartent du ouest vers le nord de onze
degres quinze minutes sans aucun egard a
la variation du compas, qui peut y avoir et
font par consequent en dirigeant la une
et allant du point du depart vers le nord
nord est et vers l'ouest quart au nord
ouest un angle obtus de cent un degres
quinze minutes, compensation faite des differences
causes par les inegalites des terres et inclinaisons
des lignes les unes sur les autres par rapport aux
perpendiculaires horizontales qui servent toujours
a leur vraie mesure tant sur la largeur que
sur la longeur, ainsi Je l'atteste par mon
seing - et par l'aveu unanime de tous
les proprietaires sus nous mes assembles dans ce
moment avec l' approbation de mon dit Sieur
Dn Pedro Piernas dans la chambre du Governe-
ment pour se servir mutuellement de temoins
et affirmer les uns par leurs seings, les autres
par leurs declarations a defaut de savoir signer
en presence de Messieurs Dn Pedro Piernas sus
dit LieutenantLieutenant Gouverneur, et de Dn Louis St AngeSt Ange
de Bellerive Capitaine reforme et premier pre-
decesseur Commandant de ce meme poste serv-
ant l'un et l'autre savoir ce dernier a certif-
ier par son seing en sa dit qualite et en
vertu du pouvoir dont il etait charge d'avoir
concede soit avec titre soit verbalement les
sus dittes terres au nom de sa Majeste et
mon dit Sieur Piernas a approuver et ratifier
aussi par son seing en sa quatite d'actuel
LieutenantLieutenant Gouverneur, avec la quelle il est muni

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I am expressing the transport
of my home to this said post on StSt Louis.
LouisSt Louis land of an arpent large of
fourty others long, a
partly plowed part situated in
the prairie touching this village and immediate farming
of Mr. Gamache and
the side of Chemin Royal that is
thirty six feet of RoyRoy and the two other sides
in the area of RoyRoy , the arpents measured with
my instrument a length of fourty
five feet with length taken four times
utilizing just an arpent of the country that is
One Hundred Eighty feet on each side
made while accompanying
the propietor and said Mr. Gamache
too immediate a neighbor to me to help serve
as a witness, I believe in order to indicate a
favorable situation of our respective concessions.
I went by and have limited my
presence of stones to his four quarters
before having the lines measured in width
and length whose first two parallel ranges
are said width going north north
east extending to the northeast twenty two degrees
thirty minutes and the two others
previously are of said length also parallel ranges
in the west quarter of the northwest where (3)
extending more to the west towards the north, eleven
degrees fifteen minutes without respect to any change in
the variation of compass, in having
consequence leading one
from the point of departure towards the north
northeast and towards the west quarter to the north
west an obtuse angle of one hundred degrees
fifteen minutes, compensating for the differences made
caused by the inequality of land and inclinations
of lines on the other known
perpendicular horizontals that always serve
us a true measure in width
and length, and so I attest for my
signature and for the unanimous admissions of your
proprietors of those gathered in this
moment with the approval of the said Mr.
Dn Pedro Piernas in the governing house
for the witnesses mutually
affirming this in their signature, the other
for their declarations of known signatures
in presence of Mr. Dn Pedro Piernas
said lieutenant Governor
and Dn Louis St AngeSt Ange
of Bellerive Reform CaptainCaptain and first commanding
predecessor serving the same post
of the other known and previously certified
for his signature in his said character and in
virtue of which he was charged of having
verbally conceded to have the title to
their said land in the name to his majesty and
the said Mr. Piernas to approve and ratify
also for his signature of his character.
Lieutenant Governor, with this he has provided

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au meme pouvoir de conceder les possessiones accordes
par mon dit Sr St AngeSt Ange et specifiees dans le
corps de ce cadastre que je remets contenant
soixante huit pages ecrites celle ici inclusivement
aux archives de ce Gouvernment pour y etre
conserve a perpetude et sevir aux besoins
, surete, authenticite et temoignage de tout ce
qui y est exprise a St LouisSt Louis le vingt trois
May de l'annee mil sept cent soixante douze
Mr Duralde = Laclade Liguest Hubert =
Dodie = Rene Kiercereau = AConde = Bequet =
AmableAmable Guyon = SarpySarpy = Cotte = St AngeSt Ange = Pedro Piernas.

(Written in the margin) concede le 27 Aoust 1766
a Louis D enoyers qui la reunis au domaine
et cede a Louis Bissonette suivant les renseigne-
ments. St LouisSt Louis ce 4 Aoust 1793. TrudeauTrudeau ".

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verifying the same possessions according
to the said Mr. St AngeSt Ange specifically in the
body of register containing
sixty eight written pages including
the Government archives to be
perpetually conserved and to serve a need of
safety, authenticity and testimony of all
who were present in St. LouisSt Louis the twenty third of
May in the year 1772
Mr Duralde = Laclede Liguest = Hubert
Dodie = Rene Kiercereau = AConde = Bequet =
AmableAmable Guyon = SarpySarpy = Cotte = St AngeSt Ange =
Pedro Piernas.
(Written in the margin) acknowledged the 27th of August 1766
to Louis D Enoyers who returned to the area
and given to Louis Bissonette by the following information
St. LouisSt Louis this 4th of August 1793 - TrudeauTrudeau .

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Truly copied from the record book F pages
165 and 176 remaining in the office of the
Recorder of land titles for the territory of MissouriMissouri
St LouisSt LouisMay 12th 1821. M PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc ."

Which copy from said Records of said recorder's
office (so certified by said Leduc and also proved to be a true copy) was objected to by the Defendant
on the ground, as he alledged, that that copy was but
the copy of a copy of the said Livre Terrien therein
referred to; the plaintiffs claimed to use it as the
copy of a lawful record of said title papers:
but the objection of the Defendant was sustained
by the Court and the said copy rejected
and not permitted to go in evidence.

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The plaintiff then proved and gave in
evidence the claim and proof of AntoineAntoine Sou
lard to the same lot of land in dispute
and the confirmation thereof to the said
Souland which follow in there words and figures
towit

âMonday January 23d 1809
"Board met present the Honble Johnb B. C. LucasLucas
Celement B. Pemaro & FrederickFrederick Bates BatesFrederick Bates .

Antoine SoulardAntoine Soulard Asignee of Louis
Bissonette claiming one aspent in front by 40
in depth adjoining the town of St LouisSt Louis, and
bounded on one sideby the loved of Gamache
and on the other side by the highway, produces
to the board a notice of claim to the Recorder
dated 29th June 1808, a concession to Louis
Bissonette for the same, granted by the St AngeSt Ange
and Piernas dated 23nd May 1772 and
registered in Livre Terrien No 2. folio 13.

Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau sworn says that
he knows of the widow of Louis Bissonette selling
the land claimed to Claimant, and for which
the received payment from un Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau
for AntoineAntoine Soulard_ that he, witness, as executor
for the state of Louis Bissonette, knows that the
heirs consented to the sale of said land to AntoineAntoine Soulard
SoulardAntoine Soulard , says that Louis Bissonette cultivated
the land claimed in 1765; and it has been cul
tivated by him and his representatives untill
about the year 1797.â âLid over for decisionâ

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Truly copied from the minute Book no 3 page
440
remaining in the Recorder's office of land
titles for the Territory of MissouriMissouri. St LouisSt Louis
May 12th 1821. M. P. LeDuc.

âWednesday April 26th 1809. Board met
present Clement BClement B . Pemore & Frederick BatesFrederick Bates
Commissioners Anthony Soulard asignee of
Louis Bissonette claiming one aspent in front
by 40 in depth adjoining the town of Saint LouisSt Louis
Book No 3 page 440. Confirmed to Anthony
Soulard 40 aspens of land and order that the
same the surveyed according to the metes and
bounds formerly established and as described in a
report of survey contained in a concession to Louis
Bissonette registered in Livre Terrien Book No 2
folio 13
â
âTruly copied from the minute Book no 4
page 21
. remaining in the office of the Recorder
of land claims within and for the Territory of
MissouriMissouri _ of which I certify. St LouisSt LouisMay 12th 1821. M P LeducP Leduc ." It appeared that Louis
Biponette the before mentioned was the
same person whose assignee the said AntoineAntoine Soulard
SoulardAntoine Soulard claimed to be.

No further evidence was given by
the plaintiff, and none was given by the
Defendant. The plaintiff counsel insisted
that the province of the Board of Commissioners
was only to determine the validity of the claimes
as against the United StatesUnited States, and that they
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could not affect the claims of individuals
and that the claim being confirmed as
against the United StatesUnited States, that confirmation
enured in law to the benefit of those entitled
to the land; whom they contended the plain
tiffs to be under said claims, title- papers,
and confirmation. They also insisted that
they were entitled to recover in this action
by virtue of the premises and of the Acts
of CongressCongress passed in relation to land
claims in this Country, and particu
larly that of the year one thousand
eight hundred and twelve in relation
to out lots common field lots and commons
appertaining to the several towns of the
late territory, now State, of Missouri therein
named; And they also excepted to the
several opinions of the Court against
them in this suit the cause having
been submitted to the Court without a
Jury, the Ciruit upon the testimony
before stated rendered Judgement for the
Defendant - In testimony of all which
the plaintiffs tender this bill of exception
& pray the Court to sign the same.

Which is done

N. B. Tuker

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Louis Bissonnette heir
vs
John BJohn B C LucasLucas

Ejectment. In the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court April Term 1821

In the above named Defendent & Errand
Basst by in We rule to take notice
thay on the trial of the above cause me dines
you produce the Original Concession
in the premises in question granted by the late
Spanish Govenment on the 27th Aug 1766 to one
Louis Desnoyes _ take the Original Concession
in the same premises to the said Louis Bissonnette
granted Aug4 1793 by Zenon TrudeauTrudeau lak Spanish
Social Governor of upper LouisianaLouisiana-

Ob. sen
D Barton & Jn. S Hemplead attr

for
plffMay 18.1821
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Bissonnette's heir;
vs
LucasLucas

Notice to produce paper.

Served a copy of the within
Notice on John BJohn B . C. LucasLucas
by in S LouisS Louis Township 18th May 1821

I. C. McGirkMcGirk Dsff


Service &c $.90 cts
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
Third Judicial District
Ss.

Be it Remembered that to the twenty third
stuir of the act of the General assembly of the State of MissouriMissouri Entitled

An act regulating the proceedings of the Supreme court of theJ Joseph
& Garmer clerk of the SuperiorSuperior Court court of the Territory of MissouriMissouri for the
Circuit, have made out a complete Law of the minutes and proceedings
had in a certain cause pending in the Said court But [ wear ] Louis Bissonnette
& other Plaintiffs and JohnJohn B BJohn B LucasLucas defendent in and of
in the words and figures following towit

September Term 1819

September 30th
continued by consent.

April Term 1820

May 16th
Continued by consent.

Which Said together
with all the other paper belonging to the said cause I herewith send to the clerk of the circuit cout of the county of the St LouisSt Louis-

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In Testimony Whereof I have herewith set my hand
and affixed the Seal of the said Supreme court at
St. LouisSt Louis this 2d day of April 1821

J. L. Farmer Att S che

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fee of clerk L che $6 ..90
Search 93 1/2
Certifcate & Seal 80
$9.77 1/2

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Bissonette & others
vs
John BJohn B C LucasLucas
Garnted
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John BJohn B . C. LucasLucas
adst.

In the Supreme CourtSupreme Court
April term 1819

Louis Bissonnette CharlesCharles Bissonnette.JosephJoseph Bissonnette.
Pascal Bissonnette. PaulPaul Priuneau. and Pelagiue his
wife. PierrePierre Ladoueux & BaptisteBaptiste Ladoueaur by thier Next
-friend PierrePierre Ladoueaur. BaptisteBaptiste Godain and [ Eleoner ]
his wife and HenryHenry Delausere.

And the said John BJohn B . C LucasLucas
by M. GirkM Girk his attorney owns and defends the
force and injury, when &c and says, that he
is not guilty of the said Supposed tresspas and
ejectment above complained of, on of any
part thereof, in manner and form as the said
plaintiffs have thereof complainedof against
him and of this he puts himself upon
the Country &c.

M McGirkM McGirk


And the plaintiff's owms the like
Compread for pltffs
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Superior CourtSuperior Court


Jno. D. C. LucasLucas
adst
Louis Bissonnette & others

Plea of
not guilty

filed May 10th 1819

Y L James
Clk

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Territory of MissouriMissouri

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of the County ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis Greetings-
We Command You Summon Jonh B C LucasLucas that he be and appear before the Judges of our
SuperiorSuperior Court âCourt of our Territory of MissouriMissouri, at our said SuperiorSuperior Court CourtSuperior Court to be held in and for the Northern Circuit
at the Town of St LouisSt Louis on the fourth monday of April in land, then and there in our said court before our
Judges aforesaid, to answer unto Louis Bissonette, CharlesCharles Bissonette, JosephJoseph Bissonette, Pascal Bissonette
Paul PrimeauPaul Primeau & Pelagé his wifeformerly Pelagé Bissonette, Piené Ladoueur & BaptisteBaptiste Ladoueur
infant Children of AngeliqueAngelique Bissonette now deceased and late wife of Piené Ladoueur, who hereby their
father and next friend the said Piené Ladoueur. Piené Ladoueru, Eleonore Paué an infant Daughter
of said Piené Ladoueur & AngeliqueAngelique his late wife, and intermarried with Bassty de Bané, by colour she has
as her husband & next friend, and HenryHenry Lelauner âlate husband of EllenEllen Bissonette deceased by whom he
had lawful issue, towit, a son now dead. in a plea of trespass and Ejectment to their damage
One thousand dollars-

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Witness the Honorable Lilas Bout Enquire Proving Judge of our said court at
St LouisSt Louis this eighth day of april in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of our Independence the forty third

J.C. Panuez's Att of Ckc

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Served this writ
on JohnJohn B BJohn B . C
LucasLucas at his house
in the Town of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis by his reading
it and acknowledg
ing the service
hereof April the 9th the 1879

IssacIssac C. McGirk DMcGirk D .Shff

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Service 80cts
travel- 772
.87 1/2 cts
90
100
89
176
102
122
122
90
172
142
128.27 1/2

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No. 203

SuperiorSuperior Court Count Northern Circuit
April Term 1821

Louis Bissonette &

others
v
John BJohn B C LucasLucas

This is an action of Ejectment
Brought by the Plaintiff to -
recover the possession of
certain land herin described

filedapril 26th 1879

J. C Palmer clk


clerks for J ChC
$6.90
J L Paruse ahs

C. J

Head for Pltts

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State Of MissouriMissouri,

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

To the Sheriff of St LouisSt Louiscounty-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Jules Demun. Hubert Guyon,
MaryMary PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc and JosephJoseph PrattePratte
the setting aside all manner of excuse and delay They be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our circuit
court on the 14th day of May at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify
and the truth to sy in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said court, wherein Louis
Bissonette & others once plaintiffs
and John BJohn B . C LucasLucas defendant on the part of
the Defendant and have you then and there this wiit.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, the 26th day of april in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred twenty oneday of

ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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Served this writ on
Hubert Giuan
in StSt Louis LouisSt Louis Tower
this 3rd ay 1821
by his acknowldg
ing the service
him of Julius Den
ver and JosephJoseph PrattePratte
not found in my county May1824

I. C. McGirkMcGirk Dsff

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1 Service 66
2 now Est. 1.00
Travel 6
$1.72

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Louis Bissonete & others vs.John BJohn B . C LucasLucas

sse

14th may 1821 +

Jules Denun


+

Hubert Guyon


+

Mary P. Ledue


JosephJoseph PrattePratte


for Defendant
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Served this writ
onMaryMary P.
Lucher on the
26the April 1821

E. F. Brown

Dsff
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State Of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Jos Laoroix & Jn Duchinquante
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our
circuit court, on theforth mostdays of at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then and
there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said court, wherein
Louis Bssonnette_him one plaintiffs,
and J. B. C. lucas is defendant on the part
of the plaintiffs and have you then there this writ.

Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, the 14 day May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred twenty one

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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Bissonette heisvsLucasLucas

spa for
Tim Duchouquent

+ & Las Lacnnixs

forthwith

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Served their writ on
JosephJoseph Loinin by
reading in S LouisS Louis
14th May 1821
township 14th May 1821
Jn Ducharquette
not formed in any
county 14th May 1821

I. C. McGirkMcGirk Dsff


serve & now est $.90cts
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State Of MissouriMissouri,

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

To the Sheriff of S LouisS Louis county-Greeting

You are hereby commanded to summon Francois Valois Andre Lesages
and Auguste ChouteauAugust 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 14th day of May at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify
and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said court, wherein Louis
Bissonette & others are plaintiffs,
and John BJohn B C LucasLucas defendant on the part of
the Defendant 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 26th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred Twenty one. day of

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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Served this on FrancoisFrancois Valois
ValoisFrancois Valois in S LouisS Louis Town
ship by reading 27 th 1821& on Augt Chou
teau in SS Louis LouisS Louis town-
ship by his acknow
ledging service thereof
14th May 1821AndrewAndrew
Lisager not found in
my county

I. C. McGirkMcGirk Dsff

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1 Service 66
1 now Est 50
travel6
6
$1.22

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Louis Bissonette de
vs
John BJohn B . C LucasLucas

spa

14th, May 1821 X

Francois ValoisFrancois Valois


Andie Lesages


+ Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau


for Dependant

LaLuss.

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State Of MissouriMissouri, County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

To the Sheriff of St.Louis County-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon BaptisteBaptiste Lallenoved Chorly
Lebeau. Joseph Lacroix & André Laudreville
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 14th day of May at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then and
there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said court, wherein
Louis Bissonette heirs one plaintiffs,
and Jno B C LucasLucas is defendant on the part
of the plaintiffs and have you then there this writ.

Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said circuit court, at
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, the 4th day May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & twenty one

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.
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served this writ on
AndreAndre Landseville
5th May 1821 & on
JosephJoseph Bate Lallemand &
Charles Libean11th May 1821 by reading
& onJosephJoseph Laerin
14th May 1821 by reading by read
ing by reading

I. C. McGirkMcGirk
Dsff

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4 serves $ 1.32
Travel 9
1.41

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L. Bissonette heir
vs
Jno B C Lucas

Bapte Lallemand

Charles Tibeaus

JosephJoseph Lacroix

AndreAndre Landseville

14th May for
plaintiffs
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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit.

ss.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to Julius Dewin Greeting.

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each of your
personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court of our terri-
tory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, on the twentyfirst
day of AprilMay being the Seventh day of the April term of our said court,
to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case then and there to be tried, and wherein B Howel
& others areplaintiffs and John R
C LucasLucas is defendant on the part of the
said defendant and from day to day
until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the said court without the leave thereof -- and
of this fail not at your peril, and our sheriff of our county of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis is hereby
commanded then and there to make return of this our writ and certify to our said court how he
executes the same.

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Witness The Honorable
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this twenty seventh day ofMarch in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of our independence the forty fourth

J. G. Turner

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served this writ on Herbert Guin & M. P. Lidin
in the town of StSt Louis. LouisSt Louis11th April 1820Luleus Demun not found in My county.

I. McGirkMcGirk Dsff

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2 serves 66
1 non est 50
travel 6
$ 1. 22

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SuperiorSuperior Court court N. C
April Term 1820

John BJohn B C LucasLucas

adj
BissonetBissonet & others18th May

Julus Dewin


+ Hubert Mion


+ M. P LeducP Leduc

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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit.

ss.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to Josehp Rilie
FrancoisFrancois Celoin AndreAndre Lepage & Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau Greeting.

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each of
you personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court of our terri-
tory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, on the firstday of
day of May next being the first day of the April term of our said court,
to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case then and there to be tried, and wherein BissonetBissonet
& others areplaintiff and John BJohn B C
LucasLucas defendant on the part of the
said defendant and from day to day
until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the said court without the leave thereof -- and
of this fail not at your peril, and our sheriff of our county of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis is hereby
commanded then and there to make return of this our writ and certify to our said court how he
executes the same.

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Witness the Honorable Julus BentBent
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this twenty seventh day ofMarch in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of our independence the forty fourth

J. C. Pumas M S cne

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Supreme court N. C
April Term 1820

JohnJohn B BJohn B C LucasLucas

ads

BissonetBissonet & others 18th May

+ AndrewAndrew LeSage


+Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau


+ Jospeh Pratie


FrancoisFrancois Valoiz

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Served this writ on AugusteAugust Chouteau ChouteauAugust Chouteau sent in the
Town of StSt Louis. LouisSt Louis24th Apr 1820
AndrewAndrew Lesage not found in my county. JosephJoseph
PrattePratte not found & on F. Valois Apr 18th

I. McGirkMcGirk Dsff

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2 Services 66
2 non Est 1. 00
1. 66
Travel 10
1. 76 cts

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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit.

ss.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to JosephJoseph Bate
and Frabcois ValoisValois Greeting.

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each of
You personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court of our terri-
tory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis,on theforthwithday of being the day of the term of our said county
to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case then and there to be tried, and wherein Louis
BissonetBissonet & others areplaintiffs and John BJohn B C LucasLucas
defendant on the part of the
said defendant and from day to day
until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the said court without the leave thereof--and
of this fail not at your peril, and our sheriff of our county of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis is hereby
commanded then and there to make return of this writ and certify to our said court how he
executes the same.

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Witness the Honorable
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this thirtieth day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Nineteen and of our independence the forty fourth

J. C. Pamer ds

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JosephJoseph Prate & Francois ValoisFrancois Valois
not found in my county

2 non est $1.00

I. C. McGirkMcGirk Dsff

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SuperiorSuperior Court CourtSuperior Court Northern Circuit
September Term 1879

John BJohn B C LucasLucas

ads

BissonetBissonet & others

Forthwith


JosephJoseph Pratie


Francois ValoisFrancois Valois

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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit,

ss.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to Julius Demin
Hubert Ruon and Mané P LeducP Leduc Greeting

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each of
You personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court
of our territory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis
on theforthwithday of being the day
of the term of our said court, to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case
then and there to be tried, and wherein Louis BissonetBissonet & others are
plaintiffs and John BJohn B C LucasLucas is
defendant on the part of the said Defendant
and from day to day until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the
said court without the leave thereof--and of this fail not at your peril and our sheriff of our coun-
ty of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis is hereby commanded, then and there to make return of this our writ
and certify to our said court how he executes the same.

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Witness the Honorable Julius Brent
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this thirtieth day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of our independence the forty-fourth

J. C. Pamer ds

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No 20 April 1819
Superior CourtSuperior Court Northern Circuit
September Term 1819
John BJohn B C LucasLucas
ads

BissonetBissonet & others


forthwith

Julius Demun


Hubert Guion


M P LeducP Leduc

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Executed on Hubert GuionGuion Julius DeMord
& MaryMary D. Leduc in the town of St LouisSt Louis
on the 30th September 1819

John KJohn K Walker . WalkerJohn K Walker ,
DShff

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Serve 99
Travel 3
$1.02

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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit.


ss.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to AndrewAndrew Lesage
and Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau Greeting

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each of Your
personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court of our terri-
tory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, on theforthwithday of being the day of the term of our said court
to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case then and there to be tried, and wherein Louis
BissonetBissonet & others are - plaintiffs and Jonh
B C LucasLucas is defendant on the part of the
said defendant - and from the day to day
until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the said court without the leave therof--and
of this fail not at your peril, and our sheriff of our county of St LouisSt Louis is hereby
commanded then and there to make return of this our writ and certify to our said court how he
executes the same.

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Witness the Honorable JuliasBentBent -
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this thirtieth day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Nineteen and of our independence the forty fourth

J. C Pamer ds

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Superior CourtSuperior Court Northern Circuit
September Term 1879

JohnJohn B BJohn B C LucasLucas
ads

BissonetBissonet & others

forthwith

AndrewAndrew LeSage


Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau

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Executed this writ onAugusteAugust Chouteau ChouteauAugust Chouteau
30th September 1829AndrewAndrew Le Sage not
found

John KJohn K Walker . WalkerJohn K Walker
Dshff

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Service 33
non est 50
travel 6
$. 89

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Heirs of BissonetBissonet
vs
John BJohn B .C Lucas

Bill of exception
John BJohn B . C. LucasLucas

filed May 31st 1821

A.GambleArchibald Gamble clk