William St. Clair vs. William Girard, James Clare, William Clark, and John K. Walker
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State of MissouriMissouri

Circuit, Third Judicial Circuit,March Term 1831

To, the Honorable WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr , Judge of said
Court In[  Chaning ] Setting

Your complainant WilliamWilliam St Clair ,StWilliam St Clair ClairWilliam St Clair ,
who saw in behalf of himself and Battimore, a man of color
John Stillwill John Cotton, John Moore, Brandy a man of
color Joseph, Davis John Morgan Alexander Badger, King
Chris Williamson Charles William, a man of color
WilliamWilliam Macky & WilliamWilliam Cassel,
of Judgement of WilliamWilliam Garrard James GJames G Cear
& WilliamWilliam Clark ,,
ClarkWilliam Clark represents unto your honor that
that, the above named, judgement
material men employed, on board, of the Steam,
Boat now, called the Stranger previous, to the sale
of said boat, as herein after mentioned that
said Garrard & Clark, when the named
creditors were employed were owners, of said
boat, that said Clark was during, a part of
the time, said creditors were employed on,
said Boat, master thereof & employed, said
creditors, your orator, says that judgements as
follows &, to the following, amounts have been
[ atained ] by the following persons at the times herin,
after stated against said Garrard & ClareClare ,
for Senders an board of said Boat Gistauve,
AA Bird BirdA Bird a justice, of the Peace in
& for, St Louis County MissouriMissouri namely, the judgements mentioned
in the transcripts from the docket, of said Justice
marked, A. which is

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part of this bill.

Said complainant also says, that the following
Judgements were recorded, against said Clark
before, said Justice,
as mentioned in the transcript,
of said Justice hereafter as heretofor, Marked B no
made part, of this Bill and your complamant says that all of the
a Judgements remain in full force, unpaid, unsecured & wholly unsatisfied & that, all of said
Judgements were were secured, for wages due for servies
rendered on said Boat, your complainant,
says that a short time before, said
Judgements were secured, as aforesaid, said
WilliamWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark , sent sent out, from the St LouisSt Louis
Circuit, court an attachment against the
Lands & tenements goods chattels wages credis & effects, of said Garrard & ClareClare by virtue, of
which, said Steam Boat was, attached had said said boat, in possession was, summoned as in said suit, by attachment, and complainant, says
that such had in this court
at the last July term, that on motion,
of said Clark, said boat was ordered, to be sold as perishable property, by the Sheriff, of said county some time last summer, or fall & brought, your complainant $1500, dollars
Which, is in the hands of the said Sheriff or will be, and subject, to the future and of this, court of the said,
complainant says that of said Clark, had

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not made an affidavit which, the acts, of his case would not justify, to procure, the
said attachment, to issue, that said attachment
could not have been legally issued your
complainant alledges that said affidavit is
false, in this that it, alledges, that the owners
of, said steam boat said Garrard & ClareClare
to said
Clark, in the sum, of fifteen hundred dollars
when he knew that, said owners did, not owe,
him to and when,
he that to make up said sum of,
$1500 he included the sum, of about $ 500, due
said Judgement creditors from, the owners, of
said boat, which said Clark, as master deemed
himself liable,
to pay he
paid said Clark stated, in substance, in said
affidavit that that,he had reason, to believe,
that the defendants in the attachment were about to remove their effects out, of the state,
of MissouriMissouri when he well knew that all,
said defendants, had no other effects, in
MissouriMissouri except, said steam boat said subject to said attachment & to him said Clark himself, had possession, of said boat,
as master & held it, by virtue, of a mortgage
from, the owners with, full power, to contract
& dispose, of said boat, to pay said mortgage
& what was due, him &, the boat, hands for
services rendered, on said Boat

your complainant, says that when, said boat was sold, said Garrard, & ClareClare were, the sale owners, of

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said Boat, your complainant says that in
the month of April 1830 at the instant,
of Harnbrook two, attachments were,
sent out one, in favor, of said Harnbrook against, said ClareClare , to secure, about, $300 alledged, to be due, said Harnbrook,
by note another, in favor, of said ClareClare , for
the use of said Harnbrook, against said Garrard
& Carrel on, an account alledged, to be due from,
the defendants, in the attachment, to said ClareClare ,
for services rendered, on said boat which account was assigned, by said ClareClare , to said
Harnbrook, to secure, the payment of the said note of about, $300 on which, an attachment
had issued, as aforesaid,, and your complainant
alledges that these, a
on the statement made on oath that, the defendants,
to remove their effects, of the state of MissouriMissouri whe in fact the
affiants well know that defendants, had no
effects, in MissouriMissouri subject, to said attachements
except, said steam boat which affiants know, had
been already, attached at the suit, of said Clark
& others & was, in the custody, of the Law & could not be removed, your complements says
said William ClarkWilliam Clark , is a non
resident of MissouriMissouri & that, the above, Judgement
creditors have no means, of securing the, said
the costs but, by has or, shall come, to the hands of said
Sheriff from the sale, of said boat, to the payment
of the Judgements against, said Clark, & costs,

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your complainant alledges, that said Garrard, &
ClareClare , are as such
they made out & delivered, to the late sheriff,
of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis county, among their things, a list, of
there creditors, in which, they acknowledge, to
our William ClarkWilliam Clark , $1500 where, complainant
says that a few days before making making out, said
list of creditors, said Garrard & Clark & Clare , the understand to make an arrangement by which said
boat could be released from Clarks attachment & it ws then admitted by said
Garrard Clark & Clare that the sum due
said Clark from said Garrard & ClareClare
was eight, hundred dollars or thereabouts
your, complainant says that said Judgement
creditors have endeavored, by legal means, to
inform the payment of the above, Judgements
but have entirely failed, the exceptions were issued,
on each of said Judgements against, said
Clark, & for want, of goods & chattels, to be,
found to satisfy, said the body, of said
Clark was taken & committed, to the gaol,
of St Louis County & that John Stillwell
one of, said creditors, has has paid six dollars,
for jail fees, for said creditors that, your
orator, has been compelled, to pay eight dollars,
for the same purpose, & that said creditors
being unwilling, to pay any more fees &, said
Clark being unable, to do so was discharged from jail,. your complainants say that both,
said Garrard & ClareClare accountable, to said,

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judgement creditors, for the amount of the said,
Judgements recovered against, said Clark as
aforesaid,. and your complainant says, that
in convergence, of said attachments, this wrongfully
& illegally obtained said creditors, have
from securing, these Judgments aforesaid, & make,
said Garrard & Clare & Clark & Harnbrook &,
John K WalkerJohn K Walker defendants, to this
Bill in consideration, of the promises, your complainant prays, the interposition, of this court
that said attachment may be or all
in such manner, as
the court, shall direct, that said defendants,
may be compelled, to fully answer, an oath, all
the allegations, of this bill that the said John K WalkerJohn K Walker ,
shall be to payto, your orator,
and said creditors, the amount of has to these
Judgements as aforesaid &, all costs your orator prays, the writ, of subpoena & such further & other relief, as he, may be
in equity & good conscience your orator will ever, pray

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a man of color,vsJames GJames G Clate & WilliamWilliam Garrard,

May 5th 1830

warrant 18 3/4

affidavit, 39 1/2

judgement, 39 1/2

Constable fees, 50

Ex,5 May 1830 25

returned with James GJames G Lcare & WilliamWilliam Garrard in custody,
& the defendants confessed, they owed, the
plaintiff forty eight dollars & seventy five cents,
for which amount I gie judgement against,
the defendants taken, with costs,

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John Catter
vs
James G ClareJames G Clare
WilliamWilliam Garrard who,

May 5th 1830 issued a warrant
it was same day returned
with, the defendants first
named in custody who confessed, the plaintiffs demand therefore it is
considered that the plaintiff have & recieve,
of the defendants seventy dollars twenty five cents & costs,

affidavit, 341/2

warrant, 189/4

judgt, 391/2

constibles fees, 50

Ex, & 5 May 1830 25

May 5th 1830
as

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John Magan
vs
James G ClareJames G Clare and WilliamWilliam Garrard impleaded
with,

May 5th 1830 issued a warrant was same, day with the defendants first named in custody who confessed plaintiffs demand it is therefore considered, that the
plaintiffs have & recover, of the defendants, the demand confessed which is $ 18 & the cots,5 may 1830 to the as 95

warrant & affidavit, 56 1/4

judgt, 34 1/2

constables fees, 50

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John Moon
vs
James G ClareJames G Clare & WilliamWilliam
Garrard impleaded with EdwardEdward Carrel,

May 5th 1830 issued a warrant,
it was same day returned with,
the two first named defendants,
in custody who confessed plaintiffs demand, to $21, 25 therefor is is considered that, the plaintiff have & recover of, the defendants, $21 25 & costs,
May 5 1830 4th as

affidavit & warrant 56 3/4

judgment 37 1/2,

constables fees, 50

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Randy a man of color
vs
James G ClareJames G Clare & WilliamWilliam Garrard
impleaded with EdwardEdward Carrel,

May 5th 1830 issued a warrrant it
was same, day returned with,
the two first named defendants in custody who confessed plaintiffs demand to, $24, 55 therefore it is considered that, the
plaintiff have and recover of the defendants, $24, & costs,5 may 1830 75 4 June 1830 as

Affidavit & warrant 56 2/9,

judgment, 39 1/2

constables fees, 50

I certify, the above to be a, full transcript from my basket, of the proceedings in each of, the foregoing cases,

of the peace,

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John E Stillwell
vs
James G Clare &
Edward Garrard impleaded
with EdwardEdward Carrel,

May 8th 1830 issued a warrant it was same, day returned with defend
ants first named in custody, and the
defendants confessed, they owed, the plaintiff seventy nine dollars,

affidavit, 37 1/2

warrant & subpoena, 39 1/2

oath & judgt, 48 3/4

Ex,8th may 1830 25

June 1830

constables fees, 50

that the of
is the his by the of $1, 50

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Joseph Davis
vs
James G ClareJames G Clare &
WilliamWilliam Garrard,

judgt, 37 1/2

Ex,8 may 1830 25

8 25

may 8th 1830 that they owed the plaintiff seventy six dollars sixty two & third cents it, is therefore considered, that the
plaintiff recover, of said defendants, the
sum so confessed & costs, of have by for $1,50

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Joseph Davis
vs
WilliamWilliam G Clare &
WilliamWilliam Garrard,

Judgt, 37 1/2

Ex,8th May 1830 25

alias & sum,8th June 1830 25

May 8th 1830 the parties come before me without process &, the said defendants confessed, that they owed the plaintiff
the sum of, $96, 62 1/3 it, is therefore considered, that the plaintiff recover,
of the defendants so confessed & costs,
by
$150

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WilliamWilliam st
James G Clare &
WilliamWilliam Garrard,

May 8th 1830 the parties appeared
before, me & the defendants confessed,
they owed, the plaintiffs $ 60, 98
therefor it is, considered that the
plaintiff, have & recover of the defendants the sum confessed & costs,
returma nulla leuna
discharged under .

judgt, 39f

Ex 8 may 1830 25

alias 8 June 1830 25

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WilliamWilliam St Clair ,St ClairWilliam St Clair vs
James G ClareJames G Clare & WilliamWilliam Garrard,

may 8th 1830 came the defendants
& plaintiff, before me without, process & defendants confessed that they owed
the plaintiff $60, 78,
therefore it is considered that the plaintiff
have & recover of the defendants 60, 78
cents & costs

judgt 37

Ex,8 May 1830 25

alias,8 June 1830 25

aleas Mulla lona lasts for $150

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WilliamWilliam Maskey & WilliamWilliam Carrel, vs
James G ClareJames G Clare &
WilliamWilliam Garrard

May 8th 1830 parties appeared before
me without, process & defendants,
confessed they owed the plaintiffs
$58, 12 therefore it is considered that
the plaintiffs have & recover, of the
defendants fifty eight dollars 12 cents & costs

judgt 34

Ex 8 may 1830 25

alias 8 June 1830 25

returned nulla Buna & defts committed & discharged, under
for $150

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WilliamWilliam Maskey & WilliamWilliam Carrel, vs
James G ClareJames G Clare ,WilliamWilliam Garrard

May 8th 1830 the defendants came
before me & confessed, that they owed
the plaintiffs fifty eight dollars 12
it, is there considered, that said plaintiffs
have, & recover of said defendants said
Sum as confessed & costs
alias returned, nulla bana

judgt 39

Ex 8 may 1830 25

alias 8 June 1830 25

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No, 305

March Term, 1831
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court In Chancery,

William St ClairWilliam St Clair for himself & others,
WilliamWilliam Garrard,
James Clare,
WilliamWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark &,
JohnJohn K Walker K WalkerJohn K Walker ,

Original, Bill in
Chancery, for
The Clerk of the
St Louis County
Court will please issue a subpoena,


for

filed 12th March 1831

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk,

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John Catter vsWilliam ClarkWilliam Clark ,

May 5th 1830 issued a warrant it was, the same
day returned with, the defendant, in custody,
& after hearing, the it is considered,
that the plaintiff, have & recover, of the
defendant, his debt, of Seventy six dollars,
& 13 cents, & costs,

affidavit 39,

warrant & subpoena 39 1/2,

oath & judgt 43 3/4,

constables fees 50,

Ex,5 may 1830 25 was returned no goods or charrels, of
the defendant found &, for want thereof defendants body taken & delivered in jail fees, 75

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Joseph Davis vsWilliam ClarkWilliam Clark ,

may 5th 1830 issued warrant it was same, day returned with the defendant in custody from, the

affidavit 39,

39 1/2,

oath & judgt 43 3/4,

that the that the plaintiff
of the

of the 75

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may 5the 1830 day be the the the of the of the 50 no
of the his to 75

5th May 1830 25

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John Magan
vs
Clark

May 5th 1830
same day returned
in custady - on the of the
that the plaintiff
of the
Dollars fifty cents &

5th May 1830 25

-50- returned
of the his body
to for

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WilliamWilliam
vs
amblark

May 5th 1830
same day the defondent
in custody after hearing the proofs
of the that the
plantiff have procedure of the defendant
costs returned 16 units of costs

affidavit 39 1/2

39 1/2

43 3/5

5 May 1830 25

fees 50

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KingKing
vs
black

May 5th 1830 a it was
same day returned with the depondant
in custody after hearing the
it is considered that the plantiff of the depondent thirty Dollars
three units

affidavit 39 1/2

39 1/2

43 2/A

5 May 1830 25

50

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CharlesCharles
vs
Clark

May 6th 1830 appeared a
chales same day returned the
depondant in custody after hearing
the is that the
plaintiff of the depondant dollar fifty costs
expenditure returned
of lefts founded his
to 75 units

affidavit 39 1/2

25

39 1/2

25

fees 25

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WilliamWilliam aman
Vs

May 5th 1830 sameday returned
depondant in custody after
hearing the is
that the plaintiff have
of the depondant eight
this costs
returned costs

24 2/2/

25

29 1/2

fees 25

returned an of thereof his body common to said 75 units

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a of
vs

same day

-
the it is that the
52 75

37/2

25

37/2

25

25

I a a of the Louis of to to a full of the in of
the march 12th 1831

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County of Louis

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the of County

command you to James GJames G . WilliamWilliam
Clerk and John that they
be and appear before the judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
sitting in , at the next term thereof to
at the City of Louis within and for the County of Louis
on the monday of March then and there
to answer the of Complaint of WilliamWilliam Clair who
for himself and behalf of the Judgment Creditors
of WilliamWilliam Garrard, JamesJames WilliamWilliam
and then this

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Clerk of
our said Court at Office the twelth day of March eighteen hundred thirty one

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

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this writ on John K WalkerJohn K Walker the
of march 1831 by reading the same to him and
the bill and exhibits that were handed
the Clerk with said John K WalkerJohn K Walker the other
Defendents not found John

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No. 305 -

March term 1831
Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

WilliamWilliam for
and the of

vs

others

In

JamesJames John

JohnJames John

Service $1,00
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filed April 3rd 1831

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min by these presents that
gustauns a Bind john
are held to firmly bound unto the
of all when are on may be intitle a
to in a sent in Chanury wherein
william for himself of in of others is
of william clarth are defentants
in the st Louis cercuit court
of the payment of white casts to any and
all who are a may be into the
the bind our in the panal
sum of one hundred ballars april 23rd 1831 the truss our hands

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