Hiram Nicholson vs. Jefferson Blackwell and John Gant
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Articles Of Agreement,
made and entered into this twenty second day of March 1831,
by and between
John Gantle & Jefferson BlackwellJefferson Blackwell
of the one part, and HiramHiram Kichilson of the state of ohio
of the other part,
Witnesseth:

That, Whereas, the said Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell proposes sending a party of men to the RockyRocky
Mountains, to be there, or on either side thereof, employed as Hunters, or to trade with the Indians, &c. Now, Therefore, the said HiramHiram Kichilson

who declares himself capable of discharging, in the most efficient manner, all the duties required in the business aforesaid, promises and hereby obliges himself to
accompany said Expedition, and to be employed in the service of said Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell in manner aforesaid, from the present date
until the Thirty first day of July 1832 And the said HiramHiram Kichilson further promises, that he will, during his
said term of service, promptly, diligently and faithfully discharge his duty, by doing all manner of things in his power of the best interest of said Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell
; that he will be obedient to their orders, and to the orders of such person or persons as they shall appoint to conduct their business; that in case of
difficulty with Indians, or other persons, he will defend their property or persons, even in the most imminent danger; and the said HiramHiram Kichilson
further promises, not to trade, directly or indirectly, with any Indian, Indians, or other persons, without the permission of said Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell
or their Agent, duly authorized to grant such permission; nor will he take with him on said Expedition, any article of trade, other than that which
may be furnished him by the said Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell or may, by them be permitted; and the said Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell
on their part, promises to pay to said HiramHiram Kichilson at the expiration of his said term of
service,the sum of one hundred and ninety two Dollars as a full compensation for his services aforesaid.

In Witness Whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and date above written.

Witness
HughHugh M Call

HiramHiram & Kichilson

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Gantle & BlackwellBlackwell

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No 43

HiramHiram Kichilson

No 2

Isaac Parker

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The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Constable of St LouisSt Louis township, in the county of St St. Louis Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon John Patt and Jefferson BlackwellJefferson Blackwell
to appear before the undersigned, one of the justices of
the peace within and for the said county, on the second day of August at
his office in the township of St LouisSt Louis in said county, between the hours
of ten o'clock in the forenoon, and three o'clock in the afternoon of the said day, to answer to HiramHiram
in an action of debt for a breech of Covenant
Damage Ninety Dollars
Parker & William HallWilliam to of the certifying on the above
Given under my hand this twenty seventh day of April 1831

J. D. Parmer Justice of the Peace.

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No 43

May 1837

HiramHiram
Part of BlackwellBlackwell
summons shal
Damage $ 90.000
Justice

FrederickFrederick in
Iram Parker
Wm Hall

Executed by reading
the within Summons
to the within named
defendant in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis
April 27th 1831
also summoned
the witnesses
J Cooper Court
Service $
Witnesses

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HiramHiram Nicholson
vs.
Jefferson BlackwellJefferson Blackwell
and John Jane

Justices Court held by Joseph VJoseph V
Garris Esqr one of the Justices of the
Peace in and for the Townshipand
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State ofMissouri
MissouriMissouri Action of debt upon Covenant commenced by
Summons returnable on Wednesday the Eleventh day of May
in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred
thirty one

HiramHiram Nicholson the above named Plaintiff
and John BentJohn Bent Aqino of the said plaintiff will please
to take Notice that the above named defendant have
appealed from the Judgment rendered by said court
in said cause to the next Circuit CourtCircuit Court to be
in and for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
on the fourth Monday of July next

Saint LouisSt LouisMay 21st 1831

Jefferson Blackwell
John Gant
Per Geo. D Shaw
agent for defendants

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St. LouisSt LouisCircuit

Jefferson Blackwell
& John

Hiram
Notice of

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a justice of the peace in and further
of St LouisSt Louis

HiramHiram Nicholson
GrantBlackwell

covenant Damage $ 90 00
on the Wednesday in 1831

may 11th 1831 the defendants appear in their proper persons and
the plaintiff being he further
by andaforesaid against the said defendants when it is
by that justice that the said plaintiff take nothing by his said
be in mercy for his false and that the defendant hereof
without day and afterwards on the same day and year aforesaid before
the justice aforesaid the said plaintiff in his our
and on motion of the said plaintiff supported by the path of said plaintiff
and bycovenant of the defendants the judgement if suit rendered as
aforesaid is set aside and Sixteenth day of the same month is
upon for the trail aforesaid cause the same day is given the
aforesaid thereto at which said day before the justice aforesaid
the parties aforesaid by their and other when also at the
of the plaintiff a to writ James F

good and lawful were of the township of St LouisSt Louis
well and duly to try the matter in dispute between the parties aforesaid
upon their oaths do say that they find for the plaintiff and apell
hisdamages dollars, where it is considered by
the justice that the said plaintiff recover of the defendants his damages
aforesaid in form aforesaid together with his costs
by him of out his suit and afterward to writ or
the twenty first day of the same month JeffersonJefferson Blackwell BlackwellJefferson Blackwell
one of the defendants aforesaid, and prayed an affect to the

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upon the judgment aforesaid and a at the same time
the and to the oath prescribed by law, the
same is granted where

I certify the aforegoing be true transcript of a
in the action aforesaid between the party aforesaid
as the same on

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oath
25

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122

$






$ 10..48

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HiramHiram Nicholson
of BlackwellBlackwell

Before Joseph VJoseph V . a Justice
of the peace in and for the County ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis

We the undersigned Jefferson BlackwellJefferson Blackwell one of the defendants -
aforesaid and Joseph WhiteJoseph White , acknowledge to be indebted
to HiramHiram Nicholson in the sum of thirty dollars the levied of
our your and chattels lands when
Nevertheless then there the said defendants John
Gant and BlackwellBlackwell have appealed from the Judgment of
V Parmer a Justice of the peace in a certain action where
the above named HiramHiram Nicholson
is Plaintiff and the said
Gant BlackwellBlackwell are defendants, none of the said
BlackwellBlackwell the appellant Shall prosecute their said appeal
with effect, pay sets by the money and
all costs, or otherwise divide the Judgment of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
said appeal; then they the said, otherwise
to remain false force to virtue

John acknowledged stated
by
J Parry

Jefferson Blackwell
Joseph Whites

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HiramHiram Nicholson
Gant F Blackwell

On Appeal
Jefferson BlackwellJefferson Blackwell one of the
defendants being duly sworn his oath saith that the
application of the said defendants for an appeal is not made

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for the purpose of vexation on delay, but because
reply believes the applicants agreed by the said of the justice when which
the said appeal is

Sworn to and subscribed
of 1837
Before

J. G. Parmer

G Jefferson Blackwell

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No. 123

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1831

HiramHiram Nicholson
vs
Jefferson BlackwellJefferson Blackwell
and John Gant

Filed 25th July 1831

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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HiramHiram Nicholson
Gant BlackwellBlackwell
transcript an
appeal

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No Notice of appeal & Judgment affirmed Book 6 page 192

Archd GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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the Jury finds for the Plaintiff
and say that he receive Five dollars
damages

Wm B Reed
Foreman

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