Andrew, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Judy v. John B. Sarpy
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To the Honorable Luke E.Lawless Judge of the Third
Judicial Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the state of MissouriMissouri

The petition of AndrewAndrew a boy of color by JudyJudy his
mother and next friend respectfully represent that
he is about sixteen years of age and the grand son of JudyJudy
and son of CelesteCeleste who was born in the state of VirginiaVirginia about the year
1786 and when about 10 or 11 years old was brought to
LouisvilleLouisville KentuckyKentucky and sold to a certain WilliamWilliam
SullivanSullivan who kept her for a short time as a
slave and then her to a certain RobertRobert Bunton
BuntonRobert Bunton a resident of the town of VincennesVincennes in
the north-western Territory. That the said BuntonBunton
took your petitioner's mother to the town of VincennesVincennes
in the Territory aforesaid about the year 1798 in
which place she was owned and continued to be
held as a slave by the said BuntonBunton for the
space of two years or upwords. That after your
petitioner's mother had been held and treated as a
slave in the town of VincennesVincennes and territory aforesaid
for the length of time set forth above she
was sent to KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the said Territory
and some short time afterwards sold to a
certain WilliamWilliam LecompteLecompte of the town of
Saint LouisSt Louis in the province of upper LouisianaLouisiana
where she has remained in slavery ever since

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Your petitioner further represents that she is now
illegally held in slavery by a certain John BJohn B Sarpy .
SarpyJohn B Sarpy of Saint LouisSt Louis contrary to the provisions
of an ordinancepassed by the Congress of the
United StatesUnited States on 13th day of July 1787. Your petitioner
therefore prays that he may be permitted
to sue as a poor person in and an to establish
his right to freedom, that counsel be
assigned him for that purpose and finally
that your Honor may grant the usual orders
in such cases and as in only bound will
everpray &C-

AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy
his mother & next friend her
mark

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State of MissouriMissouri
Saint LouisSt Louis County
ss

This day JudyJudy a woman of color before
the undersigned a Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid
and made oath that the matter and things in the foregoing peititon
contained so far as they depend upon her own knowledge are true
and those derived from the information of other she believes to
be true.

AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy
his mother and next
friend her
mark

Subscribed andd sworntobeforeme
this 9th day of January 1837.

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1st. It is hereby ordered that AndrewAndrew
by JudyJudy his mother and next friend be permitted to sue as
a poor person for the recovery of his freedom and that
F.W.Risque be assigned as counsel for that purpose.

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2d That the said JudyJudy have reasonable liberty to attend
her counsel and the Court as occasion may require,
that she be not removed out of the juridiction of
the court, and that she be not subject to
any severity on account of her application for
freedom.


Judge S LouisS Louis

9January1837

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AndrewAndrew by &C.
vs
SarpySarpy

Petition to sue in
forma pauperis

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Circuit CourtCircuit Court March Term 1837.
Saint LouisSt Louis County to wit:

AndrewAndrew a minor by JudyJudy his mother
and next friend by F.W.. Risque his attorney
complains of John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy of a plea
of trespass for false imprisonment:
For that whereas the said SarpySarpy heretofore
: on the 2d day of January 1837
at the county aforesaid with force and
arms made an assault upon the said
AndrewAndrew to wit: at & C, and then and
there beat, bruised, and illtreated him the
said AndrewAndrew and then and there imprisoned
him and kept & detained him in
prison there without any reasonable or probable
cause whatsoever for a long space
of time to wit: for the space of
there next following contrary to the act
of the generalassembly in such case
made and provided and against the consent
of the said AndrewAndrew . And the said
AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy his next

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friend avers that before and at the time of the
committing of the said grievances he was
and still is a free person and that
the said SarpySarpy held and still holds
him in slavery to the damage of the
said plaintiff $ 300 and therefore he
brings suit &C-

F.W.Risque
counsel for
plaintiff

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Circuit CourtCircuit Court March Term 1837

AndrewAndrew by &C
vs
SarpySarpy

Declaration

This is an action for
false imprisonment
in forma pauperis for
the recovery of freedom.
Damage $ 300. The clerk willissuea>
summons.

F. W. Risque
p.

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis Ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri

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

We command you to summon John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy if he
be found in your County, that he be and appear before the Judge
of ourCircuit CourtCircuit Court on the first day of the next Term thereof,
to be held at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis within and for the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St. LouisCounty of St Louis on the Second monday of March, next
then and there to and now unto AndrewAndrew , a minor, of a plea
of Trespass for false imprisonment, to the damage of said
plaintiff of Three hundred Dollars, and have you
then there this writ.

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of
our said Court and the seal thereof
hereto affixed at office in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis this ninth day of January eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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1st. It is hereby ordered that AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy his mother and next friend
be permitted to sue as a poor person for the recovery of his freedom
and that F.W.Risque be assigned as counsel for that purpose.

2nd- That the said JudyJudy have reasonable liberty to attend her
counsel and the Court as occasion may require. that she be not
removed out of the jurisdiction of the court, and that she be not
subject to any severity on account of her application
for freedom. 9th Jany 1837. L.E.Lawless Judge C.C.
C. St. LouisSt Louis.

A true copy of the order endorsed on the petition.
Attest.

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Executed this writ on the 11th day of January 1837 in the county of St LouisSt Louis
by offering to it and the declaration
and petition and also the order made
by the honorable Judge to John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy
all of which he Refused to hear from me
and Requested me to let him Read it
himself which I did and he acknowledged
the service thereof

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By M BrothertonM Brotherton D Sheriff

Service $ 1.00
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No 43.

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1837

AndrewAndrew (by his next friend)
and mother, JudyJudy
vs
John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy

This in action of trespass for
false imprisonment Dam $ 300.

F.W.Risque for Ptff

Filed Jany 9. 1837

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

In St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

And the said John by
his attorney comes and defends the
force and injury when & C and says that
he is not guilty of the presences in manner
& form as the plaintiff hath above thereof
in his declaration thereof alleged and
of this be puts himself upon the county & C

for deft

And the plaintiff doth the like

Risque P..

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verdict for plff- book 8 page 306

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No 43

March T. 1837

AndrewAndrew
vs
Jn.B Sarpy

plea NotGuilty

Filed 15th March 1837

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy a woman of
color his next friend
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court.

Take notice, that on the twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven, between the hours of
eight O clock, in the forenoon, and seven O clock in the afternoon, of that day, at
the tavern of John C.Clark in the town of VincennesVincennes
in the state of IndianaIndiana,
depositions will be taken by the undersigned, to be read on the trial of the above entitled case, on
behalf of the plaintiff; and that the taking of said depositions, if not completed
on that day, will be continued from day to day, at the same place, and between the same hours,
until completed.

To the above named Plff
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy defendant

Saint LouisSt LouisJuly 7th 1837

AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy a woman
of color his mother and
next friend. JudyJudy by

F. W. Risque her
attorney.

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Served this notice by delivering as true copy thereof
to John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy , on the 7th day of July, 1837
in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis-

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

By Joseph W McClurgJoseph W McClurg D Sheriff

Service $ = 50
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AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy a woman
of color his
and next friend
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy
notice

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County Of St LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To any Judge or Justice of the Peace or other Judicial officer of the State of IndianaIndiana
Greeting:

We, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do authorize
and require you, that you cause to come before you, such person or persons as shall
be named to you by, AndrewAndrew / a person of color, by JudyJudy his
next friend / his
Attorney or Agent, and him or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be by
you administered,) touching their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain matter
of controversy, now pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, wherein
said AndrewAndrew , by JudyJudy his next friend / is
plaintiff and John B. SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant on the part of the plaintiff and having so reduced
the said depositions so taken by you as aforesaid in writing, you are required to send the
same, together with this commission, enclosed under your seal, to our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
with all convenient speed.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this Fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.
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No 43

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

AndrewAndrew (a person of color
by JudyJudy his next friend)
vs
John B. SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Dedimus -

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

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

You are herby commanded to summon
FrancoisMallette,PierrePierre Chouteau & ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senr
MadameLamandLamand MrsBouisBouis MrsGuionGuion ()
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 Second day of August next
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy his mother is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of Defendant
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Served this writ by reading the same to Francois
Mallette & Pierre Choutean on the 20th day of July, 1837, in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis. and served the
serve by Madame LamandLamand MrsBouisBouis andMrs
GuionGuion by delivering to each of them true Copies
thereof, on the 24th July in the year & County aforesaid

James BrothertonJames Brotherton sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DSheriff

Service $ 2.50
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July Term 1837

AndrewAndrew by his next friend
vs
JnoJohn B Sarpy B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Defts Witnesses

Fras Mallette 20 July

Pierre Choutean Senr 20

Madame LamandLamand 24

MrsBouisBouis 24

MrsGuionGuion 24

for 2nd august

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

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

You are herby commanded to summon
Frs: Mallette,PPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau Sen
MadamLamandLamand MrsBouisBouis MrsGuionGuion
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 twenty Second day of aug next
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by his next friend JudyJudy is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy
defendant, on the part of Deft
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this third day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Served this writ on P Choutean Senr. MadameLamandLamand
MrsBouisBouis on the 4th & on FMallette on the 10th, & on Mrs
GuionGuion on the 14th days of August 1837, in the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis,

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg D Sheriff

Service $ 2.50
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July Term 1837

AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy ()
vs
J B SarpyJ B Sarpy

Deft

F Mallette 10

P Choutean Sen 4

Madam LamandLamand 4

Mr. BouisBouis 4

Mrs GuionGuion 14

22nd august

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

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

You are hereby commanded to summon MadamLama at MrLouisBrageau's
MadameBelcourBelcour & Frs Crely
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 22nd day of augustnext
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew is
plaintiff and J B. is
defendant, on the part of Plff
and have you then there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 19th day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Excuted this writ by reading it to F Crely
on the 21st; and by delivering a true copy
thereof to MadameLama on the 19th and
to Madame BelcourBelcour on the 21st days of august 1837, in the county of St LouisSt Louis,

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DSheriff

Service $ 1.50
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July Term 1839

AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy
vs
J B SarpyJ B Sarpy

Plff

Madam Lama 19

MadamBelcourBelcour 21

F Crely 21

22d augt

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

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

You are herby commanded to summon JosephJoseph C. Lavielle
EdwardEdward Tracy TracyEdward Tracy & MichelleTepin
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 third day ofAugust 1837
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy his mother & next friend
is plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 22nd day of august in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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AndrewAndrew by &
vs
SarpySarpy

Subpoena

Witness for Plff

Jos. C. Lavielle

ED: Tracy &
Michael Tepon

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Executed this writ on all the written named witnesses
on the 22nd day of august, 1837. in the county of
St LouisSt Louis,

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 1.50
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are herby commanded to summon Edward P Tepon
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 thethis day
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 24th day of august in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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AndrewAndrew by &
vs
SarpySarpy

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Served this writ on EdwdPTepon on the
24th day of august 1837, in the County ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg D Shff

Service 50
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AndrewAndrew
vs
Jn. B Sarpy.

Suit for Freedom

We the jury find a verdict for
the plaintiff and that the plaintiff was in the
possission of the Defendant

HBBeltForeman

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AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy
his next friend
vs
JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy

The defendant moves the court

To set aside the verdict and award a new trial

1.The verdict is against law &

2.The court misdirectedthe jury

3.Because it was not proved that at the time
of the commencement of the action the defendant
held the plaintiff as a slave is a factaffirmed
by the plaintiff and denied by defendant.

for defty

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Verdict for plff book 2 page 306 motion for new trial sustained 319contind deft 382.

continued by consent book 9 - page 45 non suit 240

Book 8
193
306
308
319
382

45
240

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No 43

March Term 1837

AndrewAndrew by judy
vs
JnBSarpy

Motion for a new trail

Filed 25 aug 1837

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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

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

You are hereby commanded to summon MadamLamaMadmBelcourBelcour
F Creely
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 1st Dec next
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew is
plaintiff and JnoJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of Plff
and have you then and there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 17 day of Oct in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Not Served, the docket being changed
3 nonests - 37 1/2 Cts

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

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Nov Term 1837

AndrewAndrew
vs
J B SarpyJ B Sarpy

Plff

Madam Tancy

Do Belcour

F Crely

1st Dec

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

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

You are herby commanded to summon
FrsMaletteP ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senr
Mad:LamandLamand ,MrsBouisBouis ,MrsGuionGuion
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 1st Dec next
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew is
plaintiff and JJ B Sarpy BJ B Sarpy .SarpyJ B Sarpy
defendant, on the part of Deft
and have you then and there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 17 day of Oct in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Not served the docket being altered
5 nonests - 62 1/2 Cts

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

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Nov Term 1839

AndrewAndrew
vs
JnoJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Deft

Frs: Malette

P Choutean Sen

Mad LamandLamand

Mrs BouisBouis

Mrs GuionGuion

1st Dec

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

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

You are herby commanded to summon
MadamLaneyMadamBelcour
F Crely J C LaveilleLaveille Edw EdwLaveille Edw Tracy M TessonTracy M Tesson E P TessonEdward P Tesson
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 28th Nov
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew > by next friend is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy
defendant, on the part of Plff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 15 day of Nov in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Excuted this writ on Madam LamaMadam
BelcourMTessonE PEdward P Tesson TessonEdward P Tesson on the 27th and
on F Crely, F C LaveilleLaveille Edw & EdwLaveille Edw Tracy on the 30th days of November, 1837, in the county of St LouisSt Louis,

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DSheriff

Service $ 3.50
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Nov Term 1839

AndrewAndrew
vs
J B SarpyJ B Sarpy

Plff

Madam Laney 27

Do BelcourBelcour 27

F Crely 30

F C LaveilleLaveille 30

Edw TracyEdward Tracy 30

M Tesson

E P Tesson 27

28th Nov

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are herby commanded to summon
FrancisFrancis Creely CrelyFrancis Creely MichaelMichael S Cerre SMichael S Cerre .CereMichael S Cerre JosephJoseph A
AJoseph A Sire, Joseph AJoseph A Lutz . LutzJoseph A Lutz John B. SarpyJohn B Sarpy
WilsonWilson PrimmRosalie wife of John Belcour & madam Lama
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 tuesday the 28th next forthwith
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew a boy of color by JudyJudy his next friend is
plaintiff and John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 21st day of November in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Excuted this writ on Michael S.CerreJoseph AJoseph A Lutz LutzJoseph A Lutz
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy RosaliaBelcour & Madam
on the 27th and on Joseph AJoseph A Sire on the 28th and
on Francis CrelyFrancis Creely and WilsonWilson Primm on the 30th days of november, 1837, in the county of
St LouisSt Louis,

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 4.00
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Subpoena

AndrewAndrew by &
vs
SarpySarpy

Witnesses

FrancisFrancis Creely CrelyFrancis Creely 30

MichaelMichael S Cerre SMichael S Cerre .CereMichael S Cerre 27

Joseph AJoseph A . Sire 28

Joseph AJoseph A Lutz . LutzJoseph A Lutz 27

John B. SarpyJohn B Sarpy 27

WilsonWilson Primm 30

RosaliaBelcour 27

Mdelama for tuesday
the 28th

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

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

You are hereby commanded to summon
frsMalettePPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau Sen
Mad.LamandLamand ,MrsBouisBouis MrsGuionGuion
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 28th Nov next
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by next friend is
plaintiff and JnoJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of Deft
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 25 day of Nov in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty Seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Served this writ on F Malette on the 30th
on P Choutean Senr & MrsGuionGuion on the
23, & on mad lama on the 27th days of november 1837. in the county of St LouisSt Louis, MrsBouisBouis not found

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By JosephJoseph W McClurg WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 2.00 nonest 12 1/2 $ 2.12 1/2
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Nov Term 1839

AndrewAndrew by next friend
vs
J B SarpyJ B Sarpy

Deft

FrsMalette 30

P Choutean Senr 23

Mad: LamandLamand 27

MrsBouisBouis

MrsGuionGuion 23

28th Nov

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No 43

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1837

JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy
ads
AndrewAndrew

Filed 29th Nov: 1837

John RulandJohn Ruland

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AndrewAndrew
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy the above named Deft
oath that PeterPeter Menard MenardPeter Menard is a material
witness for him on the trial of the above cause that there
is no other witness in attendance upon whose testmony
the said Deft can Safely rely to prove the potential facts
that the said Peter MenardPeter Menard is expected to prove, the Deft
belives that he cannot safely go to trial without the testimony
of the said MenardMenard , that said MenardMenard is not
absent by the consent connivance or procurment of this
affiant. Affiant states that he believes the testimony
of said MenardMenard of great importance on his behalf
and affiant further states that said MenardMenard is a resident
of KaskaskiaKaskaskia IllinoisIllinois, and at the request
of this affiant came from home to St LouisSt Louis in order
that he might be a witness on behalf of this affeant
at the present term of this court affiant also
states that said MenardMenard was in the city of St LouisSt Louis
during the present term of this court but has since
left without giving affiant sufficient notice
to enable him to take the deposition of said
witness; affiant states that he would have taken
the deposition of said witness before the setting of this court but that he preferred
the oral testimony of said menard and always
throught that be would be able to have the same
whenever the cause might be set for trial, is the
reasons why be did not take said witness' deposition
affiant States that if a continuance is granted to him
be will be able by the next term of this herecourt to
procure the testimony of said MenardMenard , Affiant
further states that, he has received intelligence
within a few days past, That important
evidence for his defense may be obtained at
Vincens IndianaIndiana, by going or sending for the
same, Which was discovered too late for this
affeant to have the same at the present term of this
Court

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Affiant States that, he verily believes that if he
is forced to trial at the present term that
manifestinjustice will be done him, affiant
states that should this here court grant unto him continuance that he believes he well be able
to procure all the tesitmony necessary for his
defence by the next term of this Here court
Affiant further states that this continuance
is not asked for vexation or delay but
for the attainment of justice alone

John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Sworn to and subscribed in
open court this 29th Nov. 1837

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon Fracis Mallet, Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau Sen,
Madame LamandLamand , MrsBouisBouis , MrsGuionGuion
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 29th March 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 AndrewAndrew , by his next friend is
plaintiff and John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant on the part of the defendant
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 12th day of March February in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty 8

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Not served on account of the adjournment
of Court

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

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March T. 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy

29 March Defendant

F Mallett

P ChouteauPierre Chouteau Sen

Mdme. LamandLamand

Mrs. BouisBouis

Mrs GuionGuion

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon Madam , Maname Belcour
F.Crely, J.C.Saveille, EdwdTracyTracy M Tesson MTracy M Tesson .TessonTracy M Tesson & Edwd P.Tesson
that setting aside all manner of excuse and dalay, they be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 29th March 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 AndrewAndrew , by his next friend is
plaintiff and John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant on the part of the Plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 12th day of February in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty 8

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Executed this writ on EEdward P Tesson PEdward P Tesson TessonEdward P Tesson on the 13th day of February, 1838 in the County ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis- not further executed on account
of the adjournment of Court-

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

By Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service 50 cts
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March T. 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
Jno B.Sarpy

29 March plff

Madame

" "BelcourBelcour

Edwd.Tracy

C. Laveille

M.Tesson

E.P.Tesson

13 Feby

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon Frs Mallet, Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senr
MdeLamandLamand MrsBouisBouis MrsGuionGuion
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 16th day of April 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 AndrewAndrew , is
plaintiff and Jno B.Sarpy is
defendant on the part of the Deft.
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 19th day of March in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C. by
Geo AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Executed this writ by offering to read the same to F.
Mallet on the 23d; and to P.Chouteau Senr on the 24th days of March, 1838. which they refused to hear read, and acknowledged
the service thereof; and by leaving true copies thereof
at the dwelling house of MdeLamandLamand on the 23d and
of GuionGuion on the 28th, and of MrsBouisBouis on the 29th days of March, 1838 with white members of their families
over the age of fifteen years- all done in the county of St LouisSt Louis

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff By
Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 2.50
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March T. 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
SarpySarpy

Deft

F Mallet 23

P ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senr 26

Mde LamandLamand 23

Mrs BouisBouis 29

Mrs GuionGuion 28

16th April

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon Madam LameyMme Belcour
Edw TracyEdward Tracy , Jos:C Laveille P Tesson
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 16th day of April 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 AndrewAndrew , by his next friend is
plaintiff and J B.Sarpy is
defendant on the part of plff.
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 19th day of March in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C. by
Geo AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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March Term Adjd 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
Jno Ble.SarpySarpy

plff

Madame Lamey 23

D.Belcour 24

Edw TracyEdward Tracy 3 Aug

Jos C LaveilleLaveille 27

Micheal TessonMichael Tesson 26

Edw P Tesson 26

16th April

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Executed this writ by delivering a true copy thereof to MdeLamey on
the 23d, and to MdeBelcourBelcour on the 24th, and by reading it to MichaelMichael Tesson
TessonMichael Tesson & Edw: P Tesson on the 26th, and toJosephJoseph C LaveilleLaveille
on the 27th, days of March, 1838, in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis;
and by reading it to Edw: Tracy on the 3rd May, 1838-

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

By Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 3.00
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon MadmeLameyMadme Belcour
Edw TracyEdward Tracy , Jos:C LaveilleLaveille Micheal TessonMichael Tesson E P TessonEdward P Tesson
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 24th July
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 AndrewAndrew , is
plaintiff and Jno B.Sarpy is
defendant on the part of plff.
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 2 day of July in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C. by
Geo AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Executed this writ by reading it to MichaelMichael Tesson TessonMichael Tesson & E PEdward P Tesson
TessonEdward P Tesson on the 21st, and to MmeLamey & Micheal TessonMichael Tesson
& Jos: C LaveilleLaveille on the 23d, days of July 1838. in
the county of St. LouisSt Louis- Edw. Tracy not found

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff By
Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 2.50 .12 1/2 $ 2.62 1/2
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July Term 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy

plff

MmeLamey 23

MmeBelcourBelcour 23

Micheal TessonMichael Tesson 21

E P TessonEdward P Tesson 21

Edw. Tracy

Jos C LaveilleLaveille

24th July

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon Frs. Mallet Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senr
MmeLamandLamand , Mrs GuionGuion
that setting aside all manner of excuse and dalay, they be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 24th July
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 AndrewAndrew , is
plaintiff and Jno B.Sarpy is
defendant on the part of deft.
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 2nd day of July in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C. by
Geo AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Executed this writ on MmeLama & Mme
BouisBouis on the 23d day of July 1838 in the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis- not executed on the other
on account of the adjournment of Court

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff By
Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 1.00
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July Term 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
J B.Sarpy

Deft

Frs Mallet

Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senr

MmeLamandLamand 23

MrsBouisBouis 23

Mrs GuionGuion

24th July

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon MmeLamey- Mme Belcour
Edw TracyEdward Tracy J C LaveilleLaveille , Micheal TessonMichael Tesson , EEdward P Tesson P TessonEdward P Tesson
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 1421st 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 AndrewAndrew , is
plaintiff and J B.Sarpy is
defendant on the part of plff.
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 3 day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C. by
Geo AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Served this writ in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
by reading it to Micheal TessonMichael Tesson on the 15th
to Edward TracyEdward Tracy & E P TessonEdward P Tesson on the 17th WilliamWilliam
Tamey and Jos C Saveille and Mad BelcourBelcour
on the 20th August 1838

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff

Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 3.00
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July Term 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
J B.Sarpy

plff

mmeLamey 18

MmeBelcourBelcour 20

Edw TracyEdward Tracy 17

Jos C LaveilleLaveille 18

Micheal TessonMichael Tesson

EEdward P Tesson P TessonEdward P Tesson 17

1421st August

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the SheriffM BrothertonM Brotherton Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Frs Mallet P ChouteauPierre Chouteau senr
MmeLamandLamand Mrs Bouis, Guion
that setting aside all manner of excuse and dalay, they be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 14th21st 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 AndrewAndrew , is
plaintiff and J B.Sarpy is
defendant on the part of Deft.
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 3 day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C. by
Geo AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Executed this writ by reading it to Frs: Mallet on the 18th
and to P chouteau Senr on the 20th, and by leaving a true
copy thereof at the dwelling house of MmeLamandLamand &
MrsBouisBouis on the 18th and of MrsGuionGuion on the 20th days of August, 1838, in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis.

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff

Joseph WJoseph W McClurg McClurgJoseph W McClurg DShff

Service $ 2.50
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July Term 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
SarpySarpy

Deft

Frs Mallet 18

P ChouteauPierre Chouteau senr 20

Mm LamandLamand 18

Mrs BouisBouis 18

Mrs GuionGuion 18

1421st August

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AndrewAndrew
vs
SarpySarpy

Dep: for Deft:
Opened & filed 13th Aug: 1838

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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AndrewAndrew his next friend
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court.

Take notice, that on the twenty first day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty thirty eight, between the hours of
seven, in the forenoon, and seven in the afternoon, of that day, at
the office of George WGeorge W Ewing EwingGeorge W Ewing Esq in
the town of Vincenns state of IndianaIndiana
depositions will be taken by the undersigned, to be read on the trial of the above entitled case, on
behalf of the Defendant; and that the taking of said depositions, if not completed
on that day, will be continued from day to day, at the same place, and between the same hours,
until completed.

To the above named Plff

John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

By B Hadson
his atty

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Received a true copy of the within
notice this 9th day of July 1838

J W Risque
Atty for Pltf

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Depositions of Witnesses produced sworn and examined at
the office of GeorgeGeorge W Ewing WGeorge W Ewing . EwingGeorge W Ewing in VincennesVincennes in the County ofCounty of Knox
KnoxCounty of Knox and state of IndianaIndiana before me MartinMartin Robinson RobinsonMartin Robinson
a Justice of the Peace in and for said County
certaincause now depending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
wherein AndrewAndrew by his next friendJudyJudy is plaintiff and
JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy . SarpyJohn B Sarpy is defendant on the part of defendant

DavidDavid Warford WarfordDavid Warford of lawful age being produced
sworn and examined, on the part of the defendant
deposith and saith, that he is unacquainted with the
parties and knows nothing of the matter in controversy
between them,

David WarfordDavid Warford

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I MartinMartin Robinson RobinsonMartin Robinson a Justice of the Peace within
and for the County ofCounty of Knox KnoxCounty of Knox and state of IndianaIndiana
do certify that David WarfordDavid Warford the deponant whose
place of Residence is in VincennesVincennes County ofCounty of Knox
KnoxCounty of Knox and state of IndianaIndiana was byme sworn
to testify the whole truth of his knowledge touching
the matter in Controversy in the Cause aforesaid
that the deponant was examined and his examination
reduced to writing, and subscribed by said defendant
in mypresence on the twenty first day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight between the hours of seven of the forenoon and
seven of the afternoon at the officeof GeorgeGeorge W Ewing WGeorge W Ewing .
EwingGeorge W Ewing in VincennesVincennesKnoxKnox County CountyKnox County and StateIndiana
of IndianaIndiana

and certified the 21. day of July 1838

MartinMartin Robinson JP RobinsonMartin Robinson JP JPMartin Robinson JP .

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Not being able to complete the taking of said Depositions by
reason of the absence of the Witnesses I adjourn the further
taking of the same until monday next the 23rd day of July, to morrowbeingSunday, then to be confirmed
atthe same and between the same hours
mentioned in the announced notice

MartinMartin Robinson JP RobinsonMartin Robinson JP JPMartin Robinson JP .

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to the adjournment above stated on the 23rd day of July in the year Eighteen Hundred and thirty Eight between
the hours of seven of the forenoon and seven of the afternoon
at the office of George WGeorge W Ewing . EwingGeorge W Ewing in VincennesVincennes CountyCounty of Knox
ofCounty of Knox KnoxCounty of Knox and state of IndianaIndianaI continued the taking
the said depositions as follows,

Robert BuntinRobert Buntin of lawful age being
produced sworn and examined on the part of
the defendant deposith and

Question by When did you come to VincennesVincennes
Answer, aboutApril or May in the year 1793

Question by deft. At what time did you bring to VincennesVincennes
a colored Woman called young JudyJudy

answer, In the fall of the year 1799 -

question by . How long did you keep said colored
Woman in VincennesVincennes -

answer, I do not recollect,

question by def. How and When did you obtain said
colored Woman calledJudyJudy -

answer, I obtained her of WilliamWilliam SullivanSullivan in LouisvilleLouisville
KentuckyKentucky in October 1799 and received
a Bill of sale for her of that date which was
attached to my deposition given at a former
Examination

Question by deft what become of said JudyJudy

answer. I think I transferred her to ToussaintDuboisDubois

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Question by deft. did you purchase her as a slave

answer, I did, but it was my intention to set her free
so soon as I was paid for the money I
advanced for her, for which purpose I
took her indentures for fifteen years, as I believe

Question by deft. What became of those Indentures,

answer I do not know certainly but believe I transferred
them to the , to whom I transferred her to

Question by deft. was Stout residing in VincennesVincennes at
the time you brought saidJudyJudy there

answer I think he was, but I am not certain, my
impression is that Stout came to VincennesVincennes
in the year 1796 -

Question by deft. did you everown any other colored Woman
in VincennesVincennescalledJudyJudy except the
said JudyJudy -

answer, I owned an other colored Woman in VincennesVincennes
and at the same time called old JudyJudy who
with her Children I setfree, and are now
living in the state of IndianaIndiana, except one
calledSarahSarah who left with her ownconsent
and went away with her husband

Question by deft. did you know Mrs. Chew

answer. I did she was brought in by the Indians as a
prisoner, It might have been about the time
I bought said JudyJudy , I do not know
by

Question by deft. How long did you keep said young judy
in VincennesVincennes after your brought her there -

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answer, I do not know, Whether six months or four years,
but I think it was notmore than four years

Question by deft What inducedyou to believe, you
took Indentures from young judy for
fifteen years -

answer, my intention was ,when I purchased her and
others, to set them free after fifteen years service
and I districtly that I recollect distinctly that I wished to
transfer her Indentures to the person I sold
her services, and I offered to the person to whom
I sold her services & Bill of sale stating
the timeshe had to serve which he refused
as I think, stating that he did not want a
Bill of sale -

R. Buntin

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I Martin RobinsonMartin Robinson a Justice of the Peaceof KnoxKnox County
CountyKnox County in the state of IndianaIndiana do hereby certify that
Robert BuntinRobert Buntin whose place of residence is KnoxKnox County
CountyKnox County in the State of IndianaIndiana was by me sworn
to testify the whole truth of his knowledge touching the
matter in controversy in the cause aforesaid that
deponent was examined and his examination reduced to writing and subscribed by said
deponent in inmy presence on the 23rd day of July in the year Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Eight
between the hours of seven in the forenoon and
seven in the afternoon at the office of George WGeorge W Ewing .
EwingGeorge W Ewing in VincennesVincennes County ofCounty of Knox KnoxCounty of Knox and State ofIndiana
IndianaIndiana

Given and certified the 23rd day of July -

Martin RobinsonMartin Robinson JP JPMartin Robinson JP .

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I MartinMartin a Justice of the Peace within &
for the county of KnoxKnox and State of IndianaIndiana do
certify that- presence of the annexed commission
and notice came before me at the office of
George WGeorge W Ewing .EwingGeorge W Ewing in VincennesVincennes in the County
and State last aforesaid DavidDavid Warford WarfordDavid Warford and
Robert BuntinRobert Buntin who were by me sworn and
examined and such examination reduced
to writing an subscribed by themrespectively
in my presence, and then said depositions are
now here saith returned

Given at VincennesVincennes in the county of
KnoxKnox and State ofIndiana IndianaIndiana the 23d day of July 1838

MartinMartin Robinson RobinsonMartin Robinson J P.

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State of IndianaIndiana
Knox CountyKnox County ss

I Alexander D Scott Clerk of
the KnoxKnox Circuit CourtCircuit Court do hereby certify that MartinMartin Robinson RobinsonMartin Robinson
Esq on the twenty first and Twenty Third days of July in theyear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight was and now is an acting Justice of the Peace within and
for the County of KnoxCounty of Knox and State of IndianaIndiana duly commissioned
and acting as such and that full faith and
due to his as such

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In testimony whereof herewithsubscribed
my name and affixed the Seal of
said Court at VincennesVincennes this Twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Eight

A D Scott Clk
By W.R.M.Cord DC

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon FrancisFrancis Creely CrelyFrancis Creely WPrimm
JnoJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy JnoSibelleRevJJ A Lutz AJ A Lutz LutzJ A Lutz
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 21st august
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew
plaintiff and JnoJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of plff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 16 day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eighty

JnoJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C.by
GeoGeo A Hyde AGeo A Hyde .HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Excuted this writ in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
by reading it to WilsonWilson PrimmJoseph AJoseph A Lutz
LutzJoseph A Lutz & FCreely on the 18th and John BJohn B Sarpy
SarpyJohn B Sarpy on the 20th days of August 1838
John Sybille not found in my county

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff
By FW Betty hooverDptyShff

Service 2.00 12 1/2 $ 2. 02 1/2
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July Term Ent

AndrewAndrew
vs
SarpySarpy

plff

M Primm 18

F Creely 18

I B Sarpy

J Sibille

J A LutzJ A Lutz 18

21st august

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are herby commanded to summon
JohnSanford
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 thefriday the24th dayof august 1838 at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 23rd day of august in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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AndrewAndrew by &
vs
SarpySarpy

For friday the 24th of august 1838.

John Sanford. 23

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Served this writ by reading it to Jno
Sanford on the 23rd day of August 1838
in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

MarshallMarshall Brotherton BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff
By WmWilliam S Taylor SWilliam S Taylor TaylorWilliam S Taylor Depty

Service 50cents
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon
LCere (at the store of &
the american fur company)
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 theforthwith
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy .SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 27th day of august in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Excuted this writ in the county
of St LouisSt Louis by reading it SCere on the
28th aug 1838

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Shff

Service, 50
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July Term 1838.
Ent

by
vs
J.B.Sarpy

27th
Witness

LCere (at store of
A.Fur Co) for
Pltf.

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are herby commanded to summon
JohnJohn H Baldwin HJohn H Baldwin BaldwinJohn H Baldwin &MrDennyDenny
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 theforthwith
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew is
plaintiff and JJ B Sarpy BJ B Sarpy .SarpyJ B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of the Deft
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29th day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C.by
GeoGeo A Hyde AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde Depty

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Excuted this writ in the county
of Saint LouisSt Louis by reading it to
JohnJohn H Baldwin HJohn H Baldwin BaldwinJohn H Baldwin DennyDenny not
found in my county

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton
Sheriff

Service 52 1/2 - 12 1/2 , 62 1/2
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July Term 1838
Ent

AndrewAndrew
vs
SarpySarpy

Deft

JnoHBaldwin 29
MrDennyDenny
forthwith

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

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

We command you to attach Pierre Mallett
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of StCounty of St Louis.
LouisCounty of St Louis, on theforthwith133 then and there to testify and
the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between
AndrewAndrew plaintiff, and John BJohn B Sarpy . SarpyJohn B Sarpy
defendant wherein the said Mallett
has heretofore been summoned on the part of the said defendant

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29th day of august in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-8

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Executed this writ and have now
the body of Francis Mallett in open
Court -

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton
Sheriff

Service $ 5.00
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AndrewAndrew
vs
SarpySarpy

attach
P. Mallett

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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court - July Term 1838

Wednesday 29th August 1838

AndrewAndrew
vs
John B.SarpyJohn B Sarpy

on motion of attorney for the plaintiff it is ruled by the court that JosephJoseph W WJoseph W .
WalshWalsh Esquire, a Justice of the peace for the township of St LouisSt Louis, forthwith send up to this court
a certain deposition by him lately taken to be read in evidence upon the trial of this cause on
the part of the defendant.

A true copy of the rule

Attest John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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AndrewAndrew
vs
John B. SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Copy of Rule on Justice WalshWalsh

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Served the within rule of court
on Joseph WJoseph W WalshWalsh on the 29th day of August 1838 in the county
of St LouisSt Louis

MM Brotherton BrothertonM Brotherton
Sheriff

Service $ = 50
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The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Constable of S LouisS Louis Township, in the County ofCounty of S Louis S LouisCounty of S Louis Greeting:

We command you to summon PeterPeter Menard MenardPeter Menard
that all excuses and delays being set aside he personally be and appear before the undersinged,
a Justice of the Peace within and for the County aforesaid, on the
forthwith day of at his office, in the
township of S LouisS Louis to testify on the trial of a case where in in S LouisS LouisCircuit CourtCircuit Court
to AndrewAndrew plaintiff and
J B SarpyJ B Sarpy defendant on the part of the
and of his is not to fail athis peril; and have you
then there this writ.

Given under my hand, this 10 day of March A.D. 1838

J WW Walsh WalshW Walsh Justice Of The Peace.

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Executed
the within now
witness in the
City of St LouisCity of St Louis
March 10th 1838

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AndrewAndrew
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

in St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court .

Depositions of witnesses produced sworn and
examined on the tenth day of March eighteen hundred & thirty eight
at the office of Joseph WJoseph W WalshWalsh in the City of St LouisCity of St Louis
between the hours of eight o clock in the forenoon and eight o clock
in the afternoon of that day. before me Joseph WJoseph W WalshWalsh
& Justice of the peace in and for S LouisS Louis County state of MissouriMissouri
in a certain cause now depending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of
St Louis County aforesaid between AndrewAndrew plaintiff and John BJohn B Sarpy
SarpyJohn B Sarpy defendant on the part of the defendant,

The attorneys J.W. Risque and
agreeing that the depositions shall be used in the suits of
AspasieAspasia or Hardage laws & Celeste Celestine & Celeste vs
A Papin-

PeterPeter Menand of lawful age being produced sworn and examined, on the
part of the Defendant ,deposes and says sometime between the year 1793
and 1804 I sold a black girl named JudyJudy to Guillame Hebert
LecompteLecompte of S LouisS Louis for four hundred Dollars, cash, and sold her as a slave
for life; she was not my property but was brought sent to me by
TousaintDuboisDubois as the property of RobertRobert Bunton BuntonRobert Bunton to be sold by
me. the money I received as aforesaid I paid to DuboisDubois for BuntonBunton .
I am not sure but I believe that after I had made the sale verbally
that a bill of sale, was sent to me by BuntonBunton from VincennesVincennes,

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but I may have given him a bill of sale myself-
At the time I sold her she was very young but large of her
age, she had no children-

I was asked by DuboisDubois whether I could sell a slave belonging
to Robert BuntonRobert Bunton . I told him I could not tell, but would try,
JudyJudy the woman here present is the same produced to
me by DuboisDubois , and who was represented to me as a slave
for life, and was as such by me sold to said LecompteLecompte .
MrDuboisDubois was person in whom I had the mostunbounded
confidence, and whose character stood very high for honesty, &
integrity heard BuntonBunton both lived at VincennesVincennes IndianaIndiana

Cross Examined by attorney for plaintiff

Ans 1 I can say that it was in the life time of my first wifewhom
I married in 1792 & who died in 1804 in the month of June, that I
sold JudyJudy , it was several years I thinks before 1804perhaps about
1798.-

Ans. I think she remained at my house in KaskaskiaKaskaskia eight or
ten days.

Ans. I was acquainted with Robert BuntonRobert Bunton & thought him to be a
clever fellow- when I first knew him he enjoyed a prettygood
character, he was commissary of the U.S. troops & was afterwards
Clerk of the court, of Knox CountyKnox County , in the NorthWestern Territory

Ans. I believe his general reputation as a man of integrity was good.

Pierre MenardPierre Menard

Sworn to and subscribed before me
the day between the hours & at the place first aforesaid

J WW Walsh WalshW Walsh , Justice

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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County
ss

I JosephJoseph W WJoseph W WalshWalsh - Justice
of the peace in and for the County and State aforesaid
do hereby Certify that PeterPeter Menard MenardPeter Menard the deponent was by
me Sworn to testify the whole truth of his knowledge
touching the matter in Controversy aforesaid: that he was
Examined and his examination reduced to writing and
by him subscribed in my presence on the day between
the hours and at the place in that behalf first aforesaid.

JWW Walsh WalshW Walsh Justice

forJustice $ 1.56 Court 25 $ 1.81
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AndrewAndrew
vs
JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Deposition for Deft

opened & filed August 1838

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

43 March 1837.

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are herby commanded to summon DanielDaniel Hough HoughDaniel Hough
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 theforthwith
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy B. SarpyJohn B Sarpy is
defendant, on the part of defendant
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this day of
in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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AspasiaAspasia
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

Sup for
DanHough
forthwith

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Served this writ by reading it to DanielDaniel Hough
HoughDaniel Hough on the 29th day of August 1838 in the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

MarsahllMM Brotherton BrothertonM Brotherton Sheriff
By WmWilliam S Taylor SWilliam S Taylor TaylorWilliam S Taylor Deputy

Service 50 cts
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon J C LaveilleLaveille Edw , EdwLaveille Edw TracyTracy M Tesson , MTracy M Tesson TessonTracy M Tesson
EdPTesson
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 1st Decnext
at the city 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 AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy is
plaintiff and JohnJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy
defendant, on the part of Plff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this day of
in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Not excuted the docket being altered
50cts

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

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Nov Term 1837

AndrewAndrew by JudyJudy
vs
JnoJohn B Sarpy BJohn B Sarpy SarpyJohn B Sarpy

plff J C LaveilleLaveille Edw

EdwLaveille Edw TracyTracy M Tesson

M TessonTracy M Tesson

E. P Tesson

1st Dec