John B.D. Valois and Pierre N. Leclere v. John P. Cabbane, et al.
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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court For November Term 1832

County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisSs: John BJohn B .D.Valois & Pierre NPierre N Leclere .
LeclerePierre N Leclere by JJ Spalding . SpaldingJ Spalding their attorney complain of JohnJohn P Cabbane
PJohn P Cabbane . CabbaneJohn P Cabbane , PeterPeter A. Sarpy, Pierre Detailli, JosephJoseph Galarmean
Louis Pineau, Edward P. Loise, Baptiste Bibi, Reilhe Hervey,
Noel Gratiot, Philipps Guillorie, AugusteAuguste Raboin, AugusteAuguste
Fournier
of a plea of trespass. For that the said defendants on the
seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two with force & arms &.C.
to wit at said County, seized, took & carried away, cer-
tain goods & chattels to wit, five hundred pair of blankets,
five hundred other blankets, one hundred pieces of cloth,
two thousand yards of other cloth, one hundred pieces of
stroud, one hundred Shirts, twenty pieces of handerkerchiefs,
two hundred other handkerchiefs, three thousand shirts, fifty
pair of brogans, three hundred yards of calico, ten
pieces of other calico, fifty coats, twenty packs of play-
ing cards, five pieces of sheeting, fifty yards of other
sheeting, ten carpets, twenty pair of pantaloons, ten pieces of
check, ten pieces of plaid, ten pieces of domestic plaid, fifty
pair of hose, fifty
pair of half hose, a thousand needles, five thousand .
fifty thousand beads, five hundred inches hair pipe
fifty caps, twenty pounds of thread, five thousand hawk bells
fifty powder horns, a thousand field glasses, a thousand looking
glasses, a thousand other glasses, three thousand finger rings,
one thousand owls, ten thousand brass nails, fifty files,
fifty , fifty hand saw files, ten not tail files, a thousand other files
one box of soap, two thousand buttons, five hundred gun-
worms, fifty pounds of green yarn, five hundred feathers,
a hundred pounds of candlewick, ten thousand knives,
two hundred scalping knives, five pieces of gartering, five hun-
dred , of other beads, fifty of cut glass, fifty bun-
ches of cut glass , five hundred bunches of other beads

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fifty thousand other beads, ten â
sixteen dozen of conles, one barrel of blue beads, two hundred
pounds of other beads, fifty flannel shirts, five hundred
guns, two boxes of other guns, two boxes of hats, fifty
other hats, two boxes of vermilion two hundred pounds
of other vermilion, ten kegs of pepper, fifty pounds
of other pepper, ten bags of coffee, two hundred pounds
of other coffee, ten bundles of hoop iron, five hundred
pound of other iron, ten bags of shot, five hundred
pounds of other shot, ten kegs of nails, five hundred
pounds of other nails, ten barrels of salt, a thousand
pounds of other salt, ten barrels of sugar, a thou-
sand pounds of other sugar, ten boxes of axes,
a hundred other axes, fifty kegs of tobacco, five
thousand pounds of other tobacco, a hundred kegs
of powder, ten thousand pounds of other powder,
ten boxes of raisins, two boxes of tea, two tin ca-
ses of other tea, ten kegs of rice, a hundred pounds
of other rice, ten kegs of pitch, ten boxes of soap,
one box of , one tin box, fifty nests of
ten kettles, five hundred other tin kettles, six nests
of iron kettles, a hundred other iron kettles, a
hundred pans, a hundred tin cups, a hundred coffee
pots, a hundred funnels, a hundred lanterns, ten
grind stones, a hundred pigs of lead, five thousand
pounds of other lead, six kegs of iron utensils, ten
pounds of iron wire, fifty hoes, five hundred axes,
five hundred square axes, fifty battle axes, one
box of medicines, ten pounds of verdigris, fifty beaver
traps, fifty chairs, fifty muskrat traps, ten pole
sockets, a thousand arrow points, a thousand spikes

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ten , ten chisels, fifty halter chains, ten
barrels one nest of trunks, twenty other trunks,
two hundred pipes, ten backets, fifty saddles ten womans
saddles, ten kettles ten pair other blankets, ten boyes,
fifty pounds of twine a hundred yards of bed cord, a
hundred yards of linen twenty rugs twenty barrels of
pork, twenty barrels of pilot bread, twenty barrels of
other bread, twenty barrels of flour, ten barrels of bis-
cuit, five hundred bushels of corn, fifty barrels of other
corn, a hundred pounds of loaf sugar, one keg of
wine, fifty gallons of other wine, one keg of rum
fifty gallons of other rum ten empty bottles, ten coffee
mills, ten hammers, ten drawing knives ten hand-
saws twenty four knives & forks, ten tea kettles, ten
frying pans, fifty pounds of nails, a dutchoven,
ten oars, two dozen of sockets two keel boats,
another keel boat called the Atlas,
of the said plaintiffs of great value to wit of the value
of twenty thousand dollars there then found and being, and
converted and disposed of the same to the use of them the said
defendants.

And for that the said defendants on the seventeenth
day of September in the year of our Lord aforesaid with force
& arms & to wit at said County, seized and took a certain
keel boat, of said plaintiffs of great value to wit of the
value of a thousand dollars, and in which keel boat said plaintiffs,
then and there intended and were about to carry and
convey certain goods & merchandise for certain freight &
reward, to be therefore paid to them, said plaintiffs, and
then & there carried away said keel boat & kept & detained
the same from said plaintiffs for along space of time

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to wit hitherto and converted and disposed thereof to his
own use, and thereby said plaintiffs
were hindered and prevented from further carrying & conveying
said goods and merchandise as aforesaid, & thereby
lost & were deprived of all the profits benefits and ad-
vantage which might & would otherwise have arisen,
and to them therefore, to wit at said County.

And for that the said defendants on the seventeenth
day of September in said year with force & arms & to
wit at said County seized & took a certain keel boat
of said plaintiffs called the Atlas, of great value to wit
of the value of a thousand dollars, and also then & there
seized & took the chattles goods & merchandise hereinafter
mentioned of said plaintiffs which were then & there on
board of said keel boat, & in which said keel boat said
plaintiffs then & there intended & were about to carry &
convey up the MissouriMissouri River said chattels goods &
merchandise for the purpose of trading & bartering the
same with the Indians at great profit & advantage to
them said plaintiffs; which said chattels goods & mer-
chandise were as follows, viz. five hundred pair of blan-
ketsfive hundred other blankets, one hundred pieces of
cloth, two thousand yards of other cloth, one hundred
pieces of straw, one hundred shirts ten twenty pieces of hand-
kerchiefs, two hundred other handkerchiefs, three thousand
fifty pair of brogans, three hundred yards of calico,
fifty coats, twenty packs of playing cards, five pieces of
sheeting, fifty yards of other sheeting, ten carpets, twenty
pair of pantaloons, ten pieces of check, ten pieces of
plaid, ten pieces of domestic plaid, fifty pair of hose fifty pair of half
hose, a thousand needles, five thousand wampum, five
thousands beads, five hundred inches hair pipe, fifty caps,
twenty pounds of thread, five thousand hawk bells, fifty
powder horns, a thousand field glasses a thousand
looking glasses, a thousand other glasses, three

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thousand finger rings, one thousand awls, ten thousand
sand brass nails, fifty files, fifty rasps, fifty hand
saw files, ten rat tail files, a hundred other files, a hundred saws
one box of soap two thousand buttons five hundred
gun worms, fifty pounds of green yarn, five hundred
feathers, a hundred pounds of candle-wick, ten thou-
sand knives, two hundred scalping knives, five pieces
of gartering, five hundred of other beads, fifty
bunches of cut glass, sixteen dozen of combs, one barrel of
blue beads, two hundred pounds of other beads, fifty flannel
shirts, five hundred guns, two boxes of other guns, two
boxes of hats, fifty other hats, two boxes of vermilion,
two hundred pounds of other vermilion, ten kegs of pepper,
fifty pounds of other pepper, ten bags of coffee, two hun-
dred pounds of other coffee, two bundles of hoop iron, five
hundred pounds of other iron, ten kegs of nails, five hundred
pounds of other nails, ten barrels of salt, a thousand
pounds of other salt, ten barrels of sugar, a thousand
pounds of other sugar, ten boxes of axes, a hundred other
axes, fifty kegs of tobacco, five thousand pounds of other
tobacco, a hundred kegs of powder, ten thousand pounds of
other powder, ten boxes of raisins, two boxes of tea,
two tin cases of other tea, ten kegs of rice, a hundred
pounds of other rice, the kegs of pitch, ten boxes of
soap, one box of tin ware, one tin box, fifty
of tin kettles, five hundred other tin kettles, six of
iron kettles, a hundred other iron kettles, a hundred pans, a
hundred tin cups, a hundred coffee pots, a hundred funnels,
a hundred lanterns, ten grind stones, a hundred pigs of
lead, five thousand pounds of other lead, six kegs of iron
utensils, ten pounds of iron wire, fifty hoes, five hundred
axes, five hundred axes, fifty battle axes, one
box of medicines, ten pounds of verdigris, fifty beaver
traps, fifty chains, fifty muskrat traps, ten pole sockets,
a thousand arrow points, a thousand spikes, ten

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ten chisels, fifty halter chains, ten barrels,, one next of
trunks, twenty other trunks, two hundred pipes, ten
buckets, fifty saddles, ten woman saddles, ten kettles
ten pair of other blankets, ten boxes, fifty pounds of
twine, a hundred yards of bed cord, a hundred yards of
linen, twenty rugs, twenty barrels of pork, twenty bar-
rels of pilot bread, twenty barrels of other bread, twenty
barrels of flour, ten barrels of biscuit, five hundred
bushels of corn, fifty barrels of other corn, a hundred
pounds of loaf sugar, one keg of wine, fifty gallons
of other wine, one keg of rum, fifty gallons of
other rum, ten empty bottles ten coffee mills, ten
hammers, ten drawing knives, ten handsaws, twenty
four knives &forks, ten tea kettles ten frying pans
fifty pounds of nails, a dutch oven, ten oars, two
dozen of sockets,fifty bunches of cut glass
beads. five hundred thousand
other beads, five hundred bunches of other beads
of great value to wit of the value of twenty thousand
dollars; and then and there said defendants carried
away said keel boat with the said goods chattels &
merchandise so on board of hen as aforesaid and kept
and detained the same boat & goods from said plain-
tiffs for a long space of time, to wit hitherto and con-
verted and disposed thereof to their own use; and thereby
the said plaintiffs were hindered and prevented from carrying the
said goods & merchandise & trading & bartering the same with
the Indians, and thereby lost & were deprived of all the profits
benefit & advantage which might & otherwise would have
arisen & to them therefrom: and thereby lost all the
cost, charges & expenses, of carrying said goods to the place where
they were seized, to wit the sum of three thousand dol-
lars: and thereby utterly lost & were deprived of all advantage
from the services of sundry to wit fifty men, hired, engaged
& paid & to be paid by them, to attend & labor in the carrying of said goods

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& in bartering & selling them for said plaintiffs to the Indians
and thereby also utterly lost all the wages paid by them to
said men on account of said labor & services rendered
& to be rendered said plaintiffs as aforesaid amounting to
a large sum to wit the further sum of five thousand
dollars and thereby also said plaintiffs were forced
& obliged to & did necessarily lay out & expend divers sums of
money in transporting themselves & servants to their res-
pective homes to wit the sum of a thousand dol-
lars to wit at said County and thereby also were hindered &
prevented from keeping their engagements with said Indians &
retaining their good will & custom & prosecuting trade & bar-
ter with them, to the same profit & advantange as thereto-
fore to wit at said County.

And for that the said defendants on the fifth day
of September in the year of our Lord aforesaid to wit at
said County with force & arms & seized & took a certain
keel boat of said plaintiffs then proceeding up the MissouriMissouri
River laden with goods of said plaintiffs for the Indian
trade & stopped and detained said boat from proceeding
on her destination for a long space of time to wit for
twenty days & hindered & delayed said plaintiffs & their ser-
vants from proceeding on said trip with said boat as it was
their intention to do; and hindered & prevented sundry to
wit, five servants of them said plaintiffs from proceeding
with said boat on said trip whereby said plaintiffs lost
a large sum of money to wit a thousand dollars being
wages of their said servants & costs of provisions & other
expenses accrued during the detention of said boat &
also lost utterly the services of said five hands to
wit at said County.

And other wrongs to said plaintiff said defen-
dants then & there did against the peace of the StateMissouri

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of MissouriMissouri & to the damage of said plaintiffs of
forty thousand dollars & therefore they bring
their suit

J SpaldingJ Spalding

&

EEdward Bates .BatesEdward Bates


for plff
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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint LouisSs

To the Sheriff of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis Greeting

We Command you to Summon John PJohn P Cabbane CabbaneJohn P Cabbane PeterPeter A Sarpy, Pierre Detaille, JosephJoseph
Galarneau, Louis Pineau, Edward P Loise, Baptiste Bibi, reilke Hervey, Noel Gratiot
Philippe Guillorie, AugusteAuguste Raboiu and AugusteAuguste Fournier that they be and appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at the city
of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county of Saint LouisSt Louis on the fourth monday of
November Instant then and there to answer unto John BJohn B . D Valoisand Pierre N LeclerePierre N Leclere
of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiffs of forty thousand dollars
and have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at Office this First day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and thirty two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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No 97

November Term 1832
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

JohnJohn B BJohn B . D Valois &
Pierre N. Leclere
vs
John John P Cabbane &
others

Trespass & dgs $ 40000
Issue Summons
BatesBates & SpaldingSpalding
Attys

Filed 1st November 1832

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ on John P.Cabbane by delivering a true
copy of it & the declaration to a free white male member
of his family over the age of fifteen years at his
usual place of residence & made known to him the
of the same in the county of St LouisSt Louis on the ninth day of November 1832PeterPeter A Sarpy, Pierre Detaille
JosephJoseph Galarneau Louis Pineau Edward P. Loise
Baptiste Ribi Reilke Hervey Noel Gratiot, Philippe
Guillaire Auguste Auguste Fournier
not found in my county

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff


by

IsaacIsaac Stoner
Dep shff

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Service 1.00
11 5.50
$6.50

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John P. Cabbane
&C
ads
Jno B D Valois
& PierrePierre N Leclere NPierre N Leclere LeclerePierre N Leclere

And the said John PJohn P Cabbane . CabbaneJohn P Cabbane who
as impleaded with PeterPeter A Sarpy & others comes
and defends the force and injury when & C & says
that he is not guilty of the premises in the declara
tion alleged against him, on manner and form
as the plantiffs have above thereof complained
against him & of this he puts himself upon the
county
for

filed Nov 29th 1832

A G Clk

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No 97

November Term 1832
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

ValoisValois Leclere & LeclereValois Leclere
vs
John PJohn P Cabanne CabanneJohn P Cabanne

ads
ValoisValois Leclere & LeclereValois Leclere

plea not guilty.

filed Nov 29th 1832

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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Submission & Judgment by consent of parties for $ 9200 & satisfaction of Judgment
entered book 7 page 18- each party to pay their own costs

Archd GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

(Fee bill 10)
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis-- sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County--Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon John Bienvenu- Joseph Novalle- Louis
Liberge- Louis Blondeau- PierrePierre Martineau- AndreAndre Cattaland- AbramAbram
Dauphin- Patrice Dauphin
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the Twenty sixth day of Aprilnext
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our said Court, wherein Pierre N Laclerc and John BJohn B .D.Valois
are plaintiffs, and John PJohn P Cabbané & others are
defendants, on the part of the plaintiffs
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness: Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, thisSecond day of marchin the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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March Term 1833
Pierre N Leclerc & Jn B.D.Valois
vs
Jno P Cabanné & other

for plffs

John Bienvenu

4

JosephJoseph Novalle

2

Louis Leberge

4

Louis Blondeau

4

AndreAndre Cattaland

4

AbramAbram Dauphin

4

Patrice Dauphin

4 on 26th April
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Executed this by reading it to Lewis Lebarge 4 March
John Bienvenu Lewis Blondean PierrePierre Martineau
AndreAndre Cattaland AbramAbram Dauphen Patrice Dauphen
all on the fourth marchJosephJoseph 2d
all in the county of Saint LouisSt LouisMarch 4th 1833

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff

by

J. BrothertonJames Brotherton Dpty

Service $ 4.00
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis--sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-- Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon AbramAbram Dumond- Louis M Bourk
Andre' Charlebois and John Garet
Jonathan L. Bean
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 26th day of Aprilnext
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our said Court, wherein Pierre N Laclerc and John BJohn B .D.Valois are
plaintiffs, and John PJohn P Cabbanne' & others are
defendants, on the part of the plaintiffs
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness: Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, this Second day of march
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C. C.
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March Term 1833
Pierre N Leclerc & Jno B.D.Valois
vs
Jno P CabanneJohn P Cabanne & others

for plffs

AbramAbram Dumond

5

Louis M Bourk

4

AndreAndre Charlebois

4

John DoughertyDougherty

20

PierrePierre Goret

4 on 26th April

J.L.Bean

19
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Executed this writ on AbramAbram Dumond 5th on Louis
M Bourk the 4 André CharlevilleCharleville the 4th on PierrePierre
Soret the 4th on Jno S. Daugherty the 20 March 1833
all in the county of St LouisSt Louis on J.L. the 19th March in St. Louis County the 1833

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff
By


Service $ 3.00
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis--sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County.. Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon AbramAbram Drummond- Louis M
Bourk, AndreAndre Charlebois, John Goret,
Jonathan L. Bean, JohnJohn Bienvenu Joseph BienvenuJohn Bienvenu Joseph , JosephJohn Bienvenu Joseph Novalle,
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 8th day of August next
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our said Court, wherein Pierre N Laclerc and John BJohn B . ValoisValois are
plaintiffs, and Jno P CabanneJohn P Cabanne & others are
defendants, on the part of the plaintiffs
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness: Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 12th day of Junein the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C. C.
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July Term 1833
Pierre N LeclerePierre N Leclere & Jno B.D.
Valois
vs
Jno P CabanneJohn P Cabanne & others

for plffs

AbramAbram Drumond

Louis M Bourk

AndreAndre Charlebois

John DoughertyDougherty

Pierre Goret

Jona. L Bean

JohnJohn Bienvenu Joseph BienvenuJohn Bienvenu Joseph

JosephJohn Bienvenu Joseph Novalle

15 8th August
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Executed this writ on JosephJoseph Navalle the 15th July 1833 in the county of St LouisSt Louis- AbrahamAbraham Drummond
Louis M Bourk- AndreAndre Charleblois- John DoughertyDougherty
Pierre Garrett- Jona L Bean and John Bienvenu not
found in my county

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

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Service 50
7 nonests 87
$1.37 1/2

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis--sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County--Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Louis Liberge, Louis Blondeau,
PierrePierre Martineau, AndreAndre Cattaland, AbramAbram Dauphin, Patrice
Dauphin,
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 8th day of Augustnext
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our said Court, wherein Pierre N Leclerce & Jno B D Valiors are
plaintiffs, and JnoJohn P Cabanne P CabanneJohn P Cabanne & others are-
defendants, on the part of the plaintiffs
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness: Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 12th day of Junein the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July Term 1833
Pierre A Leclere & Jno B D Valois
vs
Jno PJohn P Cabanne CabanneJohn P Cabanne & others

for plffs

Louis Liberge

Louis Blondeau

PierrePierre Martineau

AndreAndre Cattaland

AbramAbram Dauphin

Patrice Dauphin

on 8th August
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none of those witnesses found in my county

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

6 nonests 75 cts
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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

ValoisValois Leclere & LeclereValois Leclere
vs
John P. CabanneJohn P Cabanne

It is agreed that judgment is to be entered in
this suit in favor of the plffs. against the defendant for the sum
of nine thousand two hundred dollars damages & that each
party is to pay his own costs and satisfaction of said judgment is also to be entered - July 26. 1833

J SpaldingJ Spalding

for plff

H R GambleH R Gamble


for Dft
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