William Clark vs. Augustus H. Evans
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1826

William ClarkWilliam Clark by his attorney com
plains of AugustusAugustus H. EvansH Evans of a plea of trespass
on the case for that whereas heretofore to wit on the
first day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty six at the County afore
said in consideration that the said WilliamWilliam
at the special instance and request of the said
EvansEvans would loan and advance to one John F. Lang
ham the sum of one hundred and sixty six dol
lars and sixty six and two third cents he the said
EvansEvans then and there undertook and faithfully
promised the said WilliamWilliam that he the said E
vans would see that the said sum of one hundred and six
ty six dollars, and sixty six and two third cents
should be returned to him (meaning said WilliamWilliam ) on the arrival of one
Col.McRee (thereby meaning one WilliamWilliam McRee) or
sooner if wanted. And the said WilliamWilliam avers
that he confiding in the said promise and un
dertaking of the said EvansEvans did afterward to wit
on the day and year aforesaid to wit at the
County aforesaid loan and advance to the said
Langham- the sum of one hundred and sixty
six dollars and although the said Col.McRee
(meaning the said WilliamWilliam McRee) did arrive
long since to wit on the first day of August in the year Eighteen hundred and twenty five to wit
at the County aforesaid yet the said EvansEvans although
often requested hath not as yet paid the said sum
of one hundred and sixty six dollars or any part

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thereof to the said WilliamWilliam but the said EvansEvans
to do the same hath hitherto wholly neglected
and refused and still doth neglect and refuse
to the damage of the said WilliamWilliam of three
hundred dollars & therefore he sues &c

And wherefore also afterward to wit on
the day and year last aforesaid at the
County aforesaid the said EvansEvans was in
debted to the said WilliamWilliam in the fur
ther sum of two hundred dollars for so

much money by the said WilliamWilliam before that
time lent and advanced to one John J.Lang
ham at the special instance and request
of the said EvansEvans and being so indebted
he the said EvansEvans in consideration there
of afterwards to wit on the day and year
last aforesaid at the County aforesaid
undertook and then and there faithfully
promised the said WilliamWilliam to pay
him the said last mentioned sum of
money when he the said EvansEvans should
be thereunto afterwards requested. Yet
the said EvansEvans although often requested
hath not as yet paid the said last
mentioned sum of money or any part
thereof to the said WilliamWilliam but to do the
same wholly neglects and refuses to the damage
of the said WilliamWilliam of three hundred dollars
& therefore he sues &c.

MagsuisMagsuis Atty for Plff

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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Sct:

To the Sheriff of St Louis County â Greeting

We command you to summon AugustusAugustus H EvansH Evans that he be and
appear before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next Term thereof to
be held at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
on the Fourth Monday of November Instant then and there to answer
unto William ClarkWilliam Clark of a plea of trespass on the Case to the damage
of the said WilliamWilliam of Three Hundred Dollars and have you then there
this writ.

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Court at office this Tenth day of November Eighteen Hundred and Twenty six

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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No 51

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1826

WmWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark
vs
A. H EvansH Evans

This is an action of as
sumpsit
Damage $ 300

Let a summons issue
MagsuisMagsuis
Atty for plff

Filed November 10th 1826

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ on AugustusAugustus HH Evans . EvansH Evans Nov 11th 1826 in
the city of St LouisSt Louis by his acknowledging the service thereof
after having himself read the writ & Declaration

Service $100

R. SimpsonR Simpson Sheriff

By L. SimondsDp Sheriff