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CCM.10N PLEAS COURT MINUTES 



1796 - 1799 



KNOX COUNTY, INDIANA 



PART OIHC 



Transcribed and 7. 
by 
THE INDIANA HISTORICAL ?ECORDS SI . 
DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE PRQJi 
['{( RK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION 



Sponsored 'oy 
INDIANA HISTORICAL BURKAU 

(This manuscript has not been proofread against the original) 

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Indianapolis, Indiana 
The Indiana Historical Records Survey 
January lyij.1 



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Commo i C< ir bos 17! -99 

Page :. 1417626 

Ploas at Post Vincennes in the Count oj? Knox and Terri ;ory of the 
Iftiited States Northwest of the rivor Ohio, before Janes Johnson Louis 
Edeline <-'• Luke Docker Esquires Justices on the 2nd day of . ib 1796. 

Robert Buntin vs Daniel Pea) 3o it remembered that heretofore to- 
wit, during the Vacation and since the adjornment of the Last Nov Court 
to-wit on the day of in the year 179G the said Robert ^/illegible/ 
out of this Court a certain writ of (Capias adrespondindum) against the 
said Daniel ?oa in a pies or trespas on the case in tho wards and 
figures following, to wit "Territory of the United States north west of 
the river Ohio Knox County Ss The United States to the shores of our 
said County of Knox. Greoting,we command you to take into your custody 
t] e body of Daniel ?oa Gunsmith if he may bo found within -our bailiwick 
and hi:;, safely ..coo so that you have his body before our Justices of our 
county court of Common Pleas next to bo taken at Vincennes IVithin and for 
,- ::r gj -• ' -v- --'-- .-,- v; -: •■.■•.--•:-. J -.- gd_i -■- of February next}, tVon an there in 
our said court to answer unto Robert Buntin in a Pica of trespas on the 
case to the damage of tho said Robert as he says the sum of sixty dollars 
tvhich shall then and there bo made to appear with other damages and of 
this writ make due return. Y.kLtnoss Pierre /ilior.ibl^y 7 Esouiro preside 
Justice of our said Court at Vincennes. The fourth day of November in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety five. 

Pobcrt Buntin" on which writ is the following r turr to wit ,! bcocuted 
tho urchin mentioned writ" at whi ch return to wit the day a yei r 'ore- 
said the said parties in their propor person appet • i rt 



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Kn :•: Co;. 
Common Pleas Court Kir L796-! 

filed his certain declaration againsi said Daniol which said rloclara- 
tion is in the words and figures following "tc ..it, Knox . ■•/ - o v/it 
Daniel Fea late of Vinconncs in the county aforesai- 

to answer P:obcrt Buntin of a plea of tres as on the case wherefore tho 
said Robert 



Page 2. 

by hrnsclf complains that wheras tho afori *1 the ..-. of 
I cexaber 1754 at Vinccnnes in tho county aforei ted tc ho 

Robert, in fifteen pounds oi;:tocn shillings and ci.: se ! awful 

' of Virginia for dinoir goods and Merchandise by the said 1 nicl 
of the same Robert bought and recieved and bo in- so indebted, t] a 
aforesaid Daniel, to ..it, the sane cay :■ year aforesaid, at Vir 
aforesaid in consideration thereof assumed upon .. - Lf, . t! and 
there faithfully promised tho same Robert that he the said Daniel the 

sum of fifteen pou: Is sixte «je, for 

tho roods wares and merchandise when whereinto afterwards he should bo 
requested would well and truly pay and content: hover the loss the 
aforesaid Daniel not at all regarding his sacred promises and assump- 
tion aforesaid but conferring fraudelently intending tho same Robert in 
this behalf craftly & subtiliy to decieve and defrt 

•al sum of raoncy or any part therof to the same Ro 
paid or any wise for the samo en:-.- • ite t, - 'ores ' " 

r s tc -./it tho second ty lary ' r 96 ■ 

requc. ;o so do, but . it] .-to aitc- r , Is 



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Cc: -. . jut ;os 1796- 

do refuse - oc pay or any ..iso com; >nt 'or , • tho 
Id Robert saith that he is worse, . .. i value of 

dollars and therefore ho brings this suit 
relief, and Lhere are places to prosecute to wit. "John ^oe Bech 
t Roe" And afterwards to V7it ■ year aforesaid The z i 

defends cared in his proper jcrcon and confers • lent Cov the 
sura of fifty two dollars, id seventy five cents wherefore it is con- 
sidered by the Court that the s: recover of ... a said debt 
-..' e said sua of money by him the said debt confersed to be duo and the 
debt be in mercy to. Henry Vanderburg vs Thos 'alloy" . Zz it remembered 
that heretofore, towit, during the vacation and sa: i ad, rm t ~i' the 
last Ilovembor Court to v:it, on day in the year 1796 tl 3 z 
henry sued by this court a certain writ of Capias ad r urn 

ist the 3aid Thomas Malloy in a plea oh erespas on the Case, in the 
words and fi vires following tc wit Territory of the United St tes r rth 

' ' '' ! 

oh our said County oh Knox Greeting, We cc una yo :e your 
custody oho body of Thos Jaolloy soldier if he may ho found in yo ir 
Bailiwick and him safely keep so that you have him before our Justi 
of our county court of Common Ploas noxt to bo hoi don at Vinceiu es 
within and for our said county on the first tuesday of February next, 
nd there in our sale "cur"; ho answer unt - iry V ■_■"- ■ ' , 
said county esquire h t pie . of trespas on the case to the damage 
sai Henry as he says the sum oh sixty --1-z.i-z shala 

• ;here bo made to a -err with other damages .vrri 



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Jc. . . -99 

and return Witness Pierre • j al ire. Presi - aur 

Jourt • - icennes the fourth day of ITovenbor 5 ho year 
Lord one thousand seven hundrei 

Page S. 

Robert Buntin Pro tho: 7 on which said Writ there is the following 
return to wit Executed the within montioncd writ, i v/hic] - , ; .o './it 

The day and year aforesaid the said narties in their proper persons appear 
and the said Henry filed his certain declaration against - si as 

Kolloy so which said declaration in the words and figures following to 
wit 

"Territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio Knox 3o 
S» in the Court of Common Pleas for said County soldier was awe 
He answered Henry Vandorburgh of the same place Esq in a plea of tr 
pas on the ^ase, and whereupon the said Henry complains tha 1 
rhoja .s or. tho eleventh day of June in the year of our Lore, one ;h isand 
seven hunflred and ninety two at the town of ._...:- r.©3 in ohe ^ _ 
aforesaid was indebted to the said Henry in the sura of forty three 
dollars and eleven nineteenths of a dollar lawful ci ley of I Gaited 
States, for divers goods and Merchandize by him the said Henry bo 
said Thomas before that time there sold and delivered the said ?hon£ 
there in consideration - therof assume L v 
said Henry then and tl are fait! ' lly promised 

said sum of forty three hoi 1". r: I of a 

5 said Eenr; i iherot it r ward: • 



:. County 
Common Ploa !o rt bos 1796- 
Page 4. 

requested, well and faithfully would pay and co: ;e . - n rer 
the aforesaid Thomas not regarding hie promise and assun tion aforo- 
saidj but contriving and fraudelently intending the said Henry in thi3 
behalf, craftily and subtilly bo decieve and defraud the aforesaid sun 
of forty three dollars and eleven nineteenths or any part therof 
the said ' lry hath not -aid: or any wise for the sane eontenter 
the aforesaid Thomas afterward to wit. The fir: ay of lye 
thousand coven hundred ninety three at Vincennes aforesaid was re- 
quested to so do but hitherto altogether refused and still does ro- 
fusc to nay, or any way content hi... the said Konry for the sai 3. 
Vihereupon the said Henry saith -chat ho is was and hath damage t 
Valuo of sixty five dollars lawful money as aforesaid and therefore 
ho brings his suit he and then; arc pray, to prosecute to-v/it. 

John Doc and hichard hoc and afterward -co wit tho car., da;- and ye ir 
. -.„.. . 

filed his ploa in liar action which said Plea i:; in the ..ords 

and figures following to wit, heritor;/ of tho United Stat 3 northwest 
of "the river Ohio hhao;-: County in the County Court of Common F^oas 
torn 1V9C Thor.-.ao halloy at tho suit of henry Var.dcrburrh, plea in bar, 
whereof the said Thomas by Y/illiam Ilclntosh his attorney for pr 

i and says that bhe said He *y ;ht not to hi his 

"rof against him tho a .id Tl 
true it is that In b] r 1 id form as tho sej 

ag! inst ' ath declared, orthor says, 



Corrj.ior. Ploa3 Court Kinutes 1796-99 

making of the cevoro.1 pre: .. . - Lor., 

afc- -osod tc , to ..it, an the olov - of 

June in tho year or.o thousand seven hundred ninety at '. 
County - said, He gave and delivered tc the sai nry his certain 

r or letter of attorney seals sea" ' rooove i 
recieve of the paymaster General of the army of the United 5ts bes, or 

horized to pay ;tlo t] sane cor 
and arroars of y, s] '■'. :..■ and nrroi,:'.; o.^ clothing, bom rr< re 
ire then duo . 
coming to ha tl 3 sai Thomas for hi.- servj as a 
States, i:i further satisfaction and 
tho sevor .1 and of all mone; 

■ .■ ter of attorney the sai 
an disc] - ' tho said sevoral promises and as: if ] bho 

rientioned i'r~.^ ti.es as, then or .:. i re- 
.. .■ . ' ' - 

tl salt Henry ought to have ■ 

-■'..., and -. ' nrward to -./it. The sa r aforesaid the s 

Plaintiff dam€ ; renlecati to tho si ..."■'. 

Lea is in tho words ng, to v;it, - said 

;ho Plea above , by 
■ i : - ' " ■ 

recludo ■ ■ • 

Thomas , and that ' onr 

• p - to 



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Co r 

in a manner 4 fore aforesaid plot lod, .- 

w] ereforo for . 

■ • mt and hie da con of 1 r ress : . 

to bo ad^ud^od to ;:i to and for sa ises of denuror in lav/ in t] 
half the sr.id henry assi~r.s the following bncauso the sad 
his plea aforesaid both alledged t] ;ave and deliver :o • said 
Henry a _~ov,-or of attorney duly executed to authorize an'", smpov/er him tho 

■ - to lemand recover and recieve to his the e:.i Eenrys own 
;:roper use, of tho pay castor General of the Army of t - ;ed States, 
or such other person ac might be ai bhorized :o >ay 3 ■ 

y, arrears oi pay CoUnty money, arrears of Court- nor.---, 
clothing, and arrears of clothing to v;hich for his services as a 

f i the Ar ly of the United States afore oa id before t] it : or 
ight be hoy duo and owing to him tho said Thomas, in full satisfaction 
schar ;e of the several promises and assumptions aforesaid and all 

--' , 

i : •..].:. satisfaction anc discharge of the several 
aforesaid and of all tho money in the same mentioned from the said 
Thomas then and there had and recicved, and uhis " *ays 
of by the County and afterward to wit the same day year ..foresaid the 
.s appeared in their person and the Deft agrees to ay bhe 
leclaration so soon as it is ascertained -'hat 
not been applied to the - 



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Knox Count 
Common Ploac Court I'inutos 1796-99 

Page G. 

and exooution stayed until the same shall bo made to appo c to 

Court, and the Do ft in ] ercy of - 

John N« Sailoyl 

) 

vs Case dara-:.;; £0 doll. 

) 
fTilliam Jiddlo) 

fc it rc::.c^bo:- j I that heretofore to v/it during the vacation c.r •'. ernco 

the adjornment of the last Nov. Court to wit or. the /omitte / y of 

/omitted/ in vhc year of /omitted^ tho said John sued aut of this 

Court a certain ..rit of Capias adrcspondondu.: agai si lid 7. r illiam 

Le in a plea of tresnas on the caco which said ~r. ..it in t] - words 

res following, to ./it "territory of the United States to the 

sr.oriff of our said county '-recti:':-, we command you to take into your 

custody the body of TJzlliam 3iddle of said county, I.Tason if he iy 1 

found ir. your Bailiwick: & him safely hoop so that you have him before 

lp;o§ of our bo at y Court 
sennes within and for cur said county on the firsb tuosday bruary 
t.qz?c then and thoro in our said Court to ans'.vor unto John " oailcy Late of 
said County Yoo.uan in a ploa of trespas on the case to the lamage of 1 
said John as ho saith Twenty dollars which shall than and thoro he 
to appear with other dar.a r ;os and of this Writ irixhe duo return. Tfitnes 
Pierre Gamelin Esquire first Jud-c of our said Court at V.' .- 

Hovember 1705. Robert Bunt in on which said writ of Capias ~z he follow- 
ing return, cr-cecutod tho within men ioncd writ, at ■.-.vie": ■ m, t wit, 
lay and year first aforosaid . o said parties in their pre ■ v. 



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c 

Caramon Ploas Court Minutos 1796-9 

ared, and the said John confesses to have reed satisfaction for the 
. igos above stated, and the defendent to pay the cost 

If expended, whereupon it is considered by the Court that p3 iff 
recover of the said defendent hie costs and charges about his suit in 
. behalf expended and the defendent in horcy 

Tousaint Dubois ) 

) 
vs case damages, 

) 
I rano o i s Robishea ) 

^c it remembered that heretofore, to wit during the vacati since the 

jrnment 



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of the last November Court, to wit on the /omitte ay af /oiaittad^ 
in the year /omitted7 the said Tousaint sued out of this court a certain 

9 dura a inst the said Francois Rol Lshea 

olec of Trospas on the case which said writ is in the words and figures 
following to wit Territory of the United States Korth west of the river 
Ohio, Knox County Ss. The United States to the sheriff of the eaic. 
county Greeting, we command you to take the body of i'rancois Robishear 
of said county, trader if he may be found in your bailiwick anc 
ly keep so that you hi before our Justices of our Ho - 
Court : Hrunor - leas next "co be holden at Vincennes for 
o "-• said county on the first tuosday in february next, 

r said court to answer to Tousaij Dubois late of sai 1 Co 
r in an ac ion on t o *se o sli Lder am defame 



Common Ploas Court Minutes 1796-99 



or tho said Tousaint A\ red dollars, whd is 
be made to appear with other of this 

b ... Pierre Gomelin Esquire p ■ Justioo of our said Court, 
Vinconnes 4 ITov 1795, P.ob rt Buntin Pro ■ '.. ry on wj ic s .i< ..-it 
of Capias is the following return and endorsment "Executed the within 
mentioned writ and /illegible/ says the plaintiff" .. eri :• . it is 

by the Court that the plaintiff recover of . ["or .. : 
his cost about his suit in that behalf expended & the deft bo in 

Jar.ec Johnson ) 

) 
vs ) Case da : 200''; 50«fbs 
) 
Abraham Decker) 

Be it remembered that heretofore to wit during the vacation and since 
the adjornment of the last November court, to wit, on the /omitted7 
day of /or.iittcdy in tho year of ^/omittejdT the said James . 1 ; of 
this court, a certain writ of Capias ad respondendum g inst the caid 

■ ' ■ " ; c v o~, |n a ; ■ 
the words and figures following to vrit, Territory of t Dhite ates 
Northwest of the river Ohio. Knox County. Greeting, •.. . •-- - - 
ta.,0 into your custody the body of Abr >ckor Cor. of said county 
Yeoman if he bo found in your tail:. he., and him saf ly k 
have him before our Justices of our county court of com 



3 C. 

s next to he holdcn at Vine nnos wj ;] and for our saj 
the first tuosday of Febri ar; next, t en re in our : 



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Kno: 

Co.. ; a .. ■ 17i 5-99 

a swer unto Janes Johnson late of said County Yooman in plea o" brGS as 
on the, to the damage or t] 3 said James ac he says the c .. of rod 
dollars and fifty cents which shall t! - i a there bo ...ado jo apt>ear. 

. other damages and of ;his r/rit ma o due return - Vi'itnoss P: jrre 
Gamelin - Esquire presiding Justice of our said court, at Vine os. 

fourth day of llovonbor in t] i year of our Lord one tho ... > even 
hiuidred and ninoty five. Robert Bunt ] .. iry, on rit 

of Capias is the following return to wit, Executed - 3 ..'.: hin sntioned 
writ at ..died return to wit. The day and yoar aforesaid d d . irties 
by their attorneys a; pearod, and e ' 1 Janes filed die certain declara- 
tion against the said Abraham of a plea of trespass on the Case and there 
are pledges for prosecution, to wit John Doc d Richard Roc, w; ich decli r - 
tion is in the words end figures following to. /it, "territory of the United 
States north ..est of the river Ohio, Knox countys. In the county Court 
of Common fleas Feb term 1796 /Ibraham Pecker of the said County Yeomans 

' S gn of 9 si 

on the Case, and so forth, una wher upon the .... ' , somplains, that 
vdnereas the said Abraham on the 24th day of October one thousand seven 
hundred and ninoty five at the spring station, to wit, at Vincennos in 
tho county aforesaid was indebted to the said Janes tho sum of two 

Ired dollars and fifty cents currency of tho Unitod States, 
v: rk, labor I: Services of him tho sd. James, by him in and about ;] 

sin ss )f tho said Abraham at the special instance a est of ':.' 
the said Abraham before that time done and rformec being sc jherof 
• d, tho same Abraham in consideration therof afterward, to vrit, 



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x 

Co . . . Covir - 1 73 .-'■■■■ 

samo ;' ■■ r : ; .. .tion, to wit, at In* 

mty aforosaid did assume upon himsolf .ii-.il to ;ho said Ji es thon end 
thoro faithfully promise, that ho the said Ahrahau, wo ] y bo ;h< 

ie sum of two hun red doll ■ fifty cents, ] >ra- 
should bo afterward thereunto requested, a Loras tho aforesaid Abra 
-ham, afterwards, to wit, on the same day i year last above said at tho 
spring station, to wit, at Vine jr. es in the county afor said, 'or- 
ation that the aforesaid James at the like special instance an r st cf 

the said Abraham has applie< his Industry and done • ivers 
other works, labor and services in and about the bus hie so of hi said 
ra! en, ass ie upon himself, and to t . : ■ ies then ■ re faith** 
■' promised bhat bhe s id Abraham - so much i oioy e . he 
for his Industry, works, labors, and services last mentioned h reasonably 
deserved to have, to the said James when afterwards he si uld " . thereunto 
required, would will and — 

Page 9. 

faithfully pay and content, and tho said Jarr.es in fact say, that he for his 
Industry, works, labor, and services last mentioned reasonably do served to 
have of the said Abraham another sum of two hundred dollars and fifty cents, 
of like currency, to wit, at the spring station to wit, at ".inc. our, in the 
county aforosaid, whorof the said - I - by the sai i b 3ro 
had notice, and wheroas altho the said Abraham afterward, to wit, the s : 



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Comn : s Court . 796- 

day , ■ year, at tho spring stat: a, bo-wit - at Vincents in the bounty 
aforesaid -Vwas indebted bo bhe rbher two hundred dollars 

and fifty cents like currency, for divers goodc, wares, • lice 

of h.' s 1 Jai js by the said James to the said Abraha; - 
special instance and request before that time sold and delivered, and 
being so indebted the said Abraham, in consideration tho re? aftera r 
to wit, the day & year above mentioned at t . s _•'.. ; station to wit, 
at Vincents, in t] ~ County aforesaid undertook an t re i h- 
fully promised to the said James to Two hundr Liar., s fj ;s 
when afterwards ho the said A raha should bo required thereto, :ic wheras 
the said Abraham afterwards that is »o say, -olio same ds • at the 
spring station to wit, at Vincents - in the County aforesaid ir considera- 
tion that the sa: : .e James at the like special instance and request of him 
the said Abraham had before that time sold h delivered to him the said 
Abraham, deliver other ^oods, Wares, merchandise, of " him the said James, 

rahara i he si id J 
fully promised that \\o tho sail Abraham would well ar.d truly pay said 
James so much money at tho roods, wares, and mere] mdise Li st mentioned 
at the time of tho sale ar.d deliver thereof were reasonably worth wherin 
after.-r.rd, he the said Abraham should be thereto required, and said 
James avers that the said goods, wares, merchandise, last mentioned, at 
J d:C time of the salo and delivery by him the said Jar-:.:; to the said Abra- ' 

, after»vards, to wit, on the same day 8 year last a" sv >&i ' the 
sprinjr station, to wit, ai Vincents unty afor< s bed to 



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Knox Jo 
Common Pleas Court 1 Lnut 1796-90 

the sar.c James in wo hundred dollars and fifty cents currency of the 
United State;: for so muoh of him tho said James by the said Abraham to 
the use - 



Page 1 10. 

of him the said James "before that time has expired and boing :o '. - 

he bho si br . . afterwards to wit, the cane da;- '■ yoar last abovo 

bioned at the spring station to - wit, ' ; in tho bounty afore 
-saj in consideration therof took upon himself and to bho car.-;- Jar.ca 
then and there faithfully promised t at he the c ii r l, i ] ..oil 
and faithfully pay and satisfy bo the same James, tho aforesaid two hun- 

dollars and fifty cents when thereto afterward, he should be required, 
the aforesaid Abraham in no vise regarding his several promises and 
assumptions aforesaid, so made in form aforesaid, but contributing and 
fraudelently intending him oho said James craftily and subtilly to defraud 
a: d decieve, the aforesaid sum of money or y rt therof, -co the said 
James - hath not paid nor in any manner contented him for the ;ame, altho 
to do this the aforesaid Abraham afterwards, to wit, the afores i lay in 
the year above said, at the place and in the county aforesaid -./as roquosted 
by him the said Janes, but ho hath hitherto altogether doniod 

deny 'co pay in any wise content him for tho ss ■ , . ' rofor said 
; saith that he is -'. 3 worse, .. hath damage tc 
hundred dcllars and fifty cents and wherefore he bri: It - ] ;es 
to prosecuto John doc ."■ Richard Roe and afterwar< s : ..' ; - 

'-"-"'• c '■■ berm a r if partes all matters in dii be- 



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Common Ploas Court Llinutes 1796-99 

twoon them was roforod to Patrick Simpson, Thomas Jord* , hillip Catt 

and they were to make their report The Jan term and aftcrv.-ards, to wit, 

day ft tern aforesaid, the said referees brought ir. thero award, which 
said award is in the words ft figures following, to wit, "V."e fin.' for -'she 
defendant ± 17, 19s Virginia currency and costs" as hereupon it is .consider 
-oa by the Court that the Deft have xecution against the said '.. -iff 

for. the said Sun of 17*-, IDs by the referees in their roport award< ., 

that tho plaintiff take nothing for his false claim but go without 
any ' be in more;-. 
i Johnson 
vs 

Decker 
it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during Vacation and -b;ring 

the adjornment of the last novorber cohort, to ..it, on the /omitted/ day 
of /cr.itted/ in the yoar /omitted/ the said Jar.os sued out of this court 
•bain V.'rit • £ ' ■' - dum - 

Page 11. 

against the said Joseph Decker in a plea of trespas en the case which 
said writ is in the words and figures following, ~uO wit, "territory of 
hited States Northwest of the river Ohio, Knox Countys, the 
as to the sheriff of our said County of Knox. Greeting ive cormand 
you to take into "/our custody the body of Joseph Decker Jr. of sal 
Yeoman, if ho nay bo found in your bailiwick, hat 



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Cannon Pleas Court Kinutos 17! - 



you have him before our Justices of our county Court of Common pleas next 
to be holden at VincenneSj within and for our said county o: bh first 
tuesday of February next then and there in our said Courts bo answer unto 
James Johnson late of said county, Yeoman in a plea of Trospas on -oho 
Case to the daman 9 °f the said Jar.cc as ho says the sum oJ 
which shall then and there he made to a pear with other da: ss ■... I of 

ke d\:c return, witness Pierre Gamelin Esquire presi ::;tico 
of our said Court at Vincennes the fourth day of November in t] r of 
our Lord one bhousand seven hundred J ninety f ive , 7. Bunti : Prot] :>•" on 
w] ich said writ of Capias in the foj.iov.-inp return, to wit." Executec the 
within mentioned v/rit" at ::hich return, to wit, the da; . r aforesaid 
the parties in their proper persons appear and the said J-. -. filod his 
certain declaration against the said Joseph Dcchor Jr. in a plea of trcc- 
pas on the cr.ee, end there aro pledges for prosecution, to ..it, John Poo 
& Pichard Roo which said declaration is in the v.'orde and figures fol! owing, 
td vr't, "Territory of tie : v'lv . -". ..tut z "orthv.'-jsh jf the fiver Ohio "'uox 
Co. In county court of Common Pleas - February term 1796 Jose.-,:. Docker Jun 
late of the said county was attached to answer to James Johnson of the same 
in a plea of trespas on the Case and soforth and whereupon the said James 
complains that whereas on or about the twentieth day of January in the 
--car one thousand seven hundred and ninety four and at sundry t: tes, sfore 
E after at the spring station to wit, at Vincent:; in the Courr! ) ssaid 
a certain discourse was had moved between the said Jar.es and the said 
Joseph, of and concerning the art of traping beaver and u n thai disc 
t] a eaid Josor.h in consideration th said James wc iv - to him 



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Co: i i 17! - ■ 

the said Joseph a contain wares the property of him tb ■' , ho the - 

Page 12. 

said Joseph did then and there take upon hi i: If, an a saic Ji 
faithfully premised to teach hin che said Janes the art and mys . r • i -: 
trade of traping taking and securing Beaver - Yfithin one year next en- 
suing the day and yoar aforesaid, and v;here as he the said James giv 
or Lt to the promise of the said Josoph and in consequence of afterwards, 
co wit, at the spring station, to wit, at Vinconts in the county aforesaid 
on or about the cane day. of the date of the undertaking and promise so as 
aforesaid rado did deliver to the said Jose] h the ccid wares, and whereas 
said Joseph hath not performed any his undertaking and promise made ■ 
with the said James, according to the true intent and meaning t erof, 
nor in any manner whatsoever satisfied him the sai ies, for the z:-:..:o - 
and also whereas che caid Joseph afterwards, to wit, on or about t 

itieth or October one thousand seven hundred ninety five at /inceu , 
aforesaid by reason of his failure in and non performance of th ■ ss 
undertakings and promises as aforosaid bcca::.e indebted to the said Janes 
in value of the raare aforesaid, Which the said Jar.os v/as to bo v/orth 
by dollars, and being so indebted the same Joseph in censi 

rof, afterwards, to wit, the same day and yoar last above moj tii 
Lncents aforesaid in the County aforesaid, m r ho said 

C~.:^z then and there faithfully promise that ho the s- ' Joseph -:'..-. said 
ity dollars last mentioned to the said James when afterwards he should 

■ . :rcunto required, would nil] and fait] en bent never heless, 



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said Joseph regardless of his several promises ' undertakings made in 
rm aforesaid, but contriving and fraudelently intend: the sail J ies 
in this behalf craftily and subtilly to dociovo and , 9 sail c m o? 
seventy dollars, to the said Janei - yet paid altho ies 

»rwards, to wit, at tho day yoi r Last a a s 'ten 

s as woll before as since at Vincents aforesaid in the county aforc- 
} lias requested hi] he sai Joseph thoroto b said Joseph hath 
over refused and still doth refuse to pay the sane, or any part therof to 
the caid James, to the Damage of the said James seventy doi^ors, and there 
-oipon do bring hie suit and so forth pledges to prosecute. John boo and 
Richard Ros and afterwards towit, — 

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oho same day and year aforesaid came the ,rties in tl 2ir persons and 
consented that all matters in die lute bit.. eon them should bo refered to 
Lip Cattj Elias Biddlo, rhomas Jordan, and Patrick ,S: i, that 
thcro award bo the Judgment of this Court, and afterwards, i ..it, 
same day and year aforesaid the said arbitrators made a report oj 
awar , f/hich said report is in bho words : figures following -o wit — 
we find for the plaintiff the Sum of » 9.. Virginia and costs ... . 
. .: considered by the court that tho said Plaintiff recover oJ 

t tho sum aforosai arbitrators aforesaid, - his . 
-aid about his suit aforesaid, in that behalf 
:rcy 



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Co.vmon Picas Court Minutes 1796-99 



Benjamin Hoed ) 

vs ) Case dam: 50§ 

Asa To It & James Mctfemar) 

Be it romomborcd that heretofore to wit, during the vacation and since 
the adjornment of the last lloveriber Court, to wit, on the /Quitted/ 
day of /omitted!/ in the ycar/or.ittod/ the said Bcnrja: in sued out of this 
Court a certain writ of Capias adrosr^.r.dendur., against the said Psa Pelt, 
and James McPar.ar ir. a plea of "rospac on the Caso wl ich said writ is in 

~rds and figures following, to wit, Territory of the United States 
north vest of the rivor ohio, Knox County ';. . The United States to the 
sheriff of our said count- - of Knox Greetings. V.'o cor-rand you to t 
into your custody :■. safe keeping - the body of Corporal Feltch if he r.ay 
to found in your Pa ili-.\ r ic and Pirn safely i:o ep so that you have him before 
our Justices of our county court of Common Pleas next to be holden at 
Vincennes, vrithin and for our said county on the first tuesday of Feb. 
next then and' th.erc in our said Court, to ansv.'er to Benjamin Reed in a 
plea of Trespass and damages to the damage of suit Pood as ho says the 
sum of Fifty dollars which shall then - 



Page 14. 

and there be made to appear with other damages and of this writ 

:- rn. Y'itness, Pierre Qamolin, Esquire Prcsidjr.- Justice of our s 

court at "/incomes on tho fourth da;- of Novembor 

drcd P. ty five. Pober ■ P. " rit 



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oi ■'... 
Common Ploas Court llinutos 1796-99 

is the following return, to wit, Exocut J lary 30th 170", at which 
roturaij to wit". The Parties appeared in • Lr proper : sai 

Benjamin filed hie cortain declaration against the said Asa Folps and 
James UcEemar in a pleas of trespass on the Case, c. 7 re are pie 
for prosecution to wit. John Doc and Richard Roe which said declaration 
is in the words and figures following to wit. ifincennos, to wit. 
Covo. Folps and Jaraoc ] c" omar late of Vincennes in the count;- of 7 
Northwest of the river Ohio, soldier was attached to answer into Bonj. 
Reed in a plea of trespas and damages; and whereupon the said Ro< I com- 
plaineth that where ac the said Felps '.-. LlclJemar after the first day of 
novo, tor in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety si:: 
was guilty of cutting and destroying a certain of a certain boat, elc - 

to said Reed and rendering her entirely useless of any service, -jo 
the damage of the said hoed, to the amount of fifty dollars, the said 
boat the said Felps and IIclTemar hath not paid nor in any .-ice contented 

said hood of §63 ■"' ' S But in no WifiS F( but Q< " ' 

slently intending tho said hoed of the aforesaid damages Craftily 
and subtil ly to decieve and defraud tho aforosaid sum and damages of 
Ninety dollars hath not .aid altho often desired hut refuses and doth stil] 
continue to refuse to the damage of the said Heed of fifty dollars where- 
upon he brings suit, and afterwards to wit, tho same day and year afore- 
same the defendents by TTilliam hcintoch their attorney in fac-'. 
id to the declaration aforosaid which said demurer is in the w r 
figures following, to wit, for this, to wit, that the declarati 

;he Writ for they cay that the ..:•:. luded one defc :nt 

tho declaration concluded to two defendents also v. . rr 



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Co; Liion ' i-i'i. . .. i'/'j'J-'j.; 

they are ready -co Vorify" and thereupon came a Jury, towit Joshua Ijartin, 
John Harbin, Jacob Miner - 

15. 
Joseph Baird, Chasen Decker Senr. Sebastian Frederick, Abran. Snapp, 
Peter Darker, Joseph Decker Jun, Dan Thorn, John Acketree, and Reuben 
Pox, ^;ood and lawful men of tho county, who being elected trie 
sworn the truth to speak upon tho issue Joined, upon this C ith do say 
say that Defendents did cut and destroy the boat in the declaration 
mentioned - and they do assess the plaintiff damages by reason of the 
trospas aforesaid, to nineteen dollars and one half dollar. 

and afterwards to wit - 
the sane day & year aforesaid the Defendents appeared by their attorney 
in fact & moved tho court for a no-.; trial, which was "ranted them, and 
afterwards tov;it, to the sair.e day and year aforesaid came the same Jury 
who being severally elected tried and sv/orn, upon their oaths bring in 
t'.-.e following virdict, to wit, We of the Jury find for the defendent 
ten cents whereupon it ic considered by the Court, that the Defendents 
recover of the Plaintiff the sun of ten cents by the Jurors in their 
Virdcct aforsaid, in for an aforosaid asscssod and their costs and charges 
)ut their defense in that behalf expended, and that the Plaint's 'f tako 
his -'also clair.s, But go without day \ ercy 

ocd) 

) 

vs ) Cas dan: ..0 ! 
) 
John Carter ) 



ICno: 
Common Picas Court Minute i L7i - 

To it remembered that heretofore, to wit, t ri . Vacation c. 

the adjornment of the lasi; hove, .tor Court to :.i.t, the /-;.:'. ; .-"/' day of 
/omitted^ in the year ^'onittod/. The said Benjamin sued out of this 
Court a certain 7,'rit of Capias ad respondendum against the said John 
Carter in a pica of trospas on the Case which said wit is in the words 
and figures following, to wit. "Territory of the United States ITorthwest 
of the river Ohio, Knox county The United States to the sheriff of our 
said County of Knox Greeting, we command you to bake into your custody 

body o.' JoIji Carter if ho may bo your him 

safely keep so that you have - 

Page 1G. 

him before our Jsticos of our county court of co:..:on Pleas c;r; to be 
hoi den at Vincornos within and for our sold county on the first tuesday 
of Tcbuary next then and there in our said court to answer to Bcnj'ar-.ir. 
Reed in a plea oi trespass upon thO CASt ta ike ciau-.,-o ,,. .. ._a fieed PiZty 
dollars which shall then and thcro bo made to appear, with other carafes, 
and of this writ ir.ahe due return, Witness Pierre Gamelin Icuuro ore- 
siding Justice of our said Court at fincennes the fourth day of ITovember 
in the year of our Lord one the- sand seven hundred and ninety five. 
Ichcrt Buntin Proth. en which said V.'rit of Capias is the folio..:. r turn 
to wit. Executed by me at •./hie}-, return to wit. The <" ■ --,- 

', ihe parties appoarod in ..'. sir -;rc->cr person. 
p ' • suit aforesaid, .. an it is ccus-lorcd by rt, s the 
Plaintiff pay into the Dofendont his costs and c' 



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Common Pleas Court Minutes 1796-99 

William Morrison ) 

) 
vs ) Caso Da '60 I 

) 
Christopher Wyant) 

fo it remembered that heretofore to^wit durin -■:■-.- 

tho adjornment of the last Ilovombor Court, to-wit, the / Ltt 

of /omitted/ in the j'oar / on it b ed7 the saia William hG.u-ieon sued out 

ihis court a cortain Writ of Capias ad rcspondonduri arainst tho 
caid Christopher Wyant in a picas of tresoas on the Case v;hich said 
;Trit is in the words .■:.•.. d firuros following, to wit, Icrrh ary " 
Unite.] States Northwest of the river Ohio, Knox County. The United 
vcates to the Coroner of our said County of Knox "recti;-. . We CG;.'jrn.nd 
you to take into your custody tho body of Christopher •■yru.t. Esquire 
Sheriff if he may bo found in your baili-.vich and him safely !:oc-o so that 
you have him before our Justices of our county Court of Ccr:_-.on Pleas 
next to "co hoi don at Vinconnos within and for our said county on tho 
firgS, tDssiay | ft" -i fy !*«»¥$. - 

answer to William Morrison in a plea of - 



Page 17. 

Trospas on the Case, that ho render unto the said William twenty four 
third pounds of boavor, which to him no owes and from 3m 
ins to tho damage of the said William as he says the sum of thirty 

dollars which shall then and there bo made to appear, vri >ther 

- ? this writ make duo returaj Witness Pierre Gamelin. 5sq Lr :•.- 



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Knox Countji 
Common Ploas Jourt Kinuto3 179G-9! 

siding Justice of our said court, at .: >s tho f w£ bvenbor 
in the year of our Lore one thousand sovor. hundred ninety five. Robert 
Buntin Prothy, on which writ of Capias is the following return, on 
which said writ of Capias the following return: to v/it. "Executed 23rd 
January 1796,. at which return., to wit. The day and year aforesi 
the parties in their respective ncrsons appeared and tho cai^'. V/iHiam 
filed his declaration against tho said Christooher uyant, which caid 
Declaration is in the worcs and figures following, to v/it, Territory of 
the United State a North west of the river Ohio, Knox County. In the 
Court of Co:-jr.on Pleas i'obruary Tern 1796. Christa . sr tfyant Esquire late 
of the County aforesaid v.-as attached to answer William L'orrison of the 
sa:.:c of a plea of trespas upon the Cace, and whereupon tho said V. r illian 
Complains that whereas the caid Cnristophor on the fifteenth April, 
at Vincents in tho said County, made a certain note in ».'riting called a 
Provisory note, with the propor hand and nar.e of him the said Christopher 
to the cane note subscribed bearing date the san.c '. ar afore sa id, 
whereby tho said Christopher actoa I himself to be owing and in- 
debted to tho caid William in the quanity of twenty four and one ; • 
pounds of merchantable foaver fur, which tho caid Christopher promises 
to pay to the said William upon - upon tho tonth day of I.!ay then next 
insuing o-j reason of which promise, tho said quanity of twenty four 

one third r-ood and hone; and: die Jcavcr fur accordin- do t] 
the said note, and be in- co liable tho said Christooher in consideration 

•of afterwards to wit, the same d^y an\ year lee. \ t - 



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Fago 18. 

Vincents aforesaid in the county aforesaid assumes upon himself and to 
the ce.id Vfilliam, and then and there faithfully promised, that he the 
said Christopher the aforesaid quanity of twenty four pounds and ono 
third of good and Merchantable Beaver fur contained in the said n< 
to the said V.'illian according to \,ho tenor of the same would ..ill and 
faithfully pay and content, yet the said Christopher his promise 
assumption nado in the form aforesaid, in no wise re gar )ut con- 
triving and fraudently intending the said William of oho aforosaid quan 
-ity of twenty four and one third pounds of b .ver f ir in this ~:.rt 
craftily and subtilly to docicve, and defraud the aforesaid quanity of 

nty four and ono third pounds of beaver fur to the calf ..'illia:.-. hath 
not paid altho to do the same the said Christopher afterwards, tc v/it, 
the sar.o day f year last above mentioned, at Vincents ir the County afore 
-saic by the said TTillian, was required, But to pay him, or for the cane 

. u0 C r.v-;-r - 1 ■ - -■ .-, re ^usedj ' ■ r 

to the damage of the said William thirty dollars, anc r ipon He brings 
this suit, and ho brings hero into Court the writing aforesaid, and there 
aro pledges for prosecution, to ..it, John hoc & Richard he:. 'ter- 
wards, to wit, the same day year aforesaid car.o the defendent in . 
proper person and conferred Judgment for sixteen dollars end oi . 
. 3ne third cents, where upon it is considered by the Court tj a 
Plaintiff do recover against the said Defendant for his i a- xges 
said confessed, that tho II"" 'f aforosaid has susx 



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Common PIoqs Court Minutes 7! '-. 

of tho dofondents non performance of tho assumption in ths dec] 
r.ontionedj and his coctc about hi s suit in tha L bohalf oxpondo 
t in mercy of - 

Benjamin Rood ) 

) 
vs ) Case dc 90$ 

) 
Henry Vanderburgh) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during tho vacation, and since 

tho adjornr.icnt of tho last hovenber Court, to wit, tho /cr.ittcd'/ day of 



Page 19. 

in the year of /cnittc-d/ the said Benjamin cued out of this Court a cer- 
tain Writ of Capias ad respondendum against the said Henry Vanderburgh 
in a plea of trespas on the case which said writ is in the words and 
figures following, to wit, "territory of the United States ITorthwost of 
the river Ohio, Knox County 2c. Tho United States of America to the 

shorirr of our said county of Kn6x Sreotin . S i and you to fca nfaa 

your custody the body of Henry Vanderburgh, the attorney/ of James Sullivan, 

if he may be found with in your bailiwick, and him safely keep, cc 

you have him before our Justices oX our county Court of Common Picas n 

to be holden at Vinconnes, within and for our said county on t] 

'■■ iday of Febuary next, then and there in our said coUrt, to answor unto 

in Reed in a plea of trespas upon the case wheri is 

Plaintiff and the said Sullivan Defendondent, to the damage of the said 
as he says the sum of ninety dollars; which shall 



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by 
Co ; : 3ourt Minui , . - 

bo appear - with ot] r le agos and of this writ ..■•■.-. rcti ■ 
•'•"it as . rrr< >lin Esquire presiding J sties of y-r .- 

at Vincennes tho fourth day of iTovcmber Ln the year of our Lord o 
thousand seven hundred ninety five. Robert Buntin Pro the.) on which 
said writ of Capias is the following return to wit, the saro d 
year aforesaid the parties a;e;-;arod in their proper -.or;:.., and the said 

jamin Y/ithdrew his sal*- 1 suit., aforesaid whereupon it is considered 
by the Court that tho Plaintiff recover of the Deft his coses :.-. char s 
his defense in that behalf expended and tho Plaintiff in mercy - 

Cathrine Tonga ) 

) 

vs ) Case Da 150 Livers 

; 
Charles Lorgr.or) 

do it remonbered that heretofore, to wit, during ' Vacation and since 

the adjornnent of the J.a.st ITovenber Court, to wit, the /onitted7 day of 

/emitted/ in the year /omitted7 the said Cathrine sued out of this - 



Page 20. 

court a certain writ of Capias ad-rospondendum against tho said Charles 
Loignor in a pica of trespas on the Case which writ is in the words and 
figures following, -co v/it, Territory of the United States ;:orth west of 
tho river Ohio, Khox County. "..'.tod States to tic sheriff of 

• - Greeting: ..o cc -.and you to take into your oi stody : ) y of 

s Loignor Trader of ' 5 , nay bo fo 

hin safoly keep, so rou have him befor our Just: r Cour 



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:: County 
Cor.T.on Pleas Court Minutes 179C-09 

of Cordon Picas next to* bo holden at Vinconnos within anc for our said 
county. on the first tuesday of Fob next then and there in our said Court 
to answer unto Cathrine Torr^a late of Vincennes in an action of tret 
on the cacc to the damage of the caid Cathrine as she says the sura of 
one hundred and fifty livers in pelfry which shall then and there bo a 
made to appear with other damages, and of this writ make duo return, 
Witness Pierre C-a-elin, Esquire presiding Justice of our caid Court at 
Vincennes the fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety five Robert Buntin Pro thy on which said writ of Capias is the 
following return, to wit, executed the within mentioned writ, at which 
r . ;rn, to wit, The day and yoar aforesaid tho parties appeared in their 
proper persons, and tho Cathrine filod her certain declaration in tho 
-.vords and figures following. Territory of tho United States Northwest 
of tho rivor Ohio Knox County in tho County Court of Coi man 1-leas Feb 
term 179G Charles Loignor lato of Vincents in tho county aforesaid was 
attached to answer to Cathrine torga of tho same V.'idow in a nloa of 
trospas on the Case and so forth, and whereupon the sail Dathrine Con- 
plains that whereas the said Cathrine on \;he first day of Sep ter.be r one 
thousand sovon hundred and ninety three at Vincents in the count-/ afore- 
said did demise and to Fanp. lot to the said Charles, all that her dwelling 
house, lands, Court and Court yard, furniture, utensils, to then belon - 

at in the said Village of Vincents in the caid County for '. ' 
his y_il" e-;iblo/' to have and to occupy tho sane premises with the apoerta 
-.jar.coa fror. tho said first day of September in tho year of or and 
sovon hundred t Vinety throe, for tho space & Term c-_' nine - 



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Common Ploac Court Minutos 1796-9: 

Page 21. 

nine months at tho rate of fifteen livers in peltry per month, and at 
the same rato por month for what over tive and zo long c t] 
Charles should have and occupy tho said fcr.ononts, by Virtuo of tho 
said do;r.isc. By Virtue of which caid demise tho caid Charlos then 
entered into tho caid Tenement with the appertanances to them demised, 
in tho manner as abovo set fourth and held and occupied the same until 
tho first day of July, which was in the year one thousand seven hundred 
c- ninety four, and the sun of ono hundred and fifty livers in pelfry 
was duo on the sane first day of July, one thousand soven hundred and 
ninoty four, for rent, for tho caid tcncrr.onts with tho appertenances, 
and tho sane is unpaid to tho said Cathrino whereby an action accrued 
to tho said Cathrino, to require and have of tho said Charles the sum 
of one hundred and fifty livers in pelfry. nevertheless, the said 
C] .ries altho often required the said cur.a of ono hundred and fifty livers, 
are any part thorof to the said Cathrino hath not oaid. But the sar.-.o to 
hor the said Cathrino to pay "■ content hath he therefore recused, and 
still doth roi'uso : '..hereupon sho saith zhc is dana[-ocl to the Value of 
one hundred and fifty livers in Foltry and thereupon eho brings suit z id 
there are plcd^os for prosocution, to "it. John -^oo & Richard hoe 
aftorv/ardc to wit, tho sar.c day and year aforesaid the parties a^ .eared 
in their propor persons, and by their consort all r.atters in die', sr 
between then referod to Louis Edolino Esq. and William Mclntosl 

rd is to bo nado on order of this court, and afterwards, to Wit, ■ 



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.: County 
Common Picas Court Minutos 1796-99 

sane day I year aforesaid the referees aforesaid brot their said ayard 
into court, v/here upon it is av<ardod - and ordered by t] a Court, fc] 
the Plaintiff do recover of the efendont, seventy five livers in pel- 
try and also her cost & charges about her suit in that behalf expended 
and the Defendent in mercy. And afterward, to wit, the said plaintiff 
appeared in her proper person and acknowledge satisfaction for the Judg 
-. mt & cost aforesaid -.'.'hereupon the doft discharged, 

Pago 22. 

Loricnt Bazadono) 

) 
vs ) Caso 16$ 

) 

Louis Sovron ) 

Bo it renenbered that heretofore, to wit, during the va _ - .. since 
the adjornment, of the last november Court to wit, on the /onitted7 day 
of /or.itteidy 7 in the year /omitted/ the said Lorient sued out of this 
court a certain writ of Capias adrcspondondun against the said Louis in 
a plea of trespas on the case which said writ is in the words and fj jure 
following, to wit. Territory of the United States, North -.'.'ecu of the 
river Ohio. Knox County. The United States to the sheriff of our s 
county of -hox Greeting. V.'o command you to take into your custody the 
body of Louis Sovron of Vincennes, Yeoman if ho may bo found in vour 
Bailiwick and him safely keep so that you have him before our Justices 
of our County Court of Common Pleas next to bo holden at Vincennes, 
In and for our said county, on the first tuosday o r :ct. 



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Common Pleas Court Minutes 1796-99 

Then and thoro in our said Court to answer unto Lor:-'. . of 

Vincennes merchant, in a plea of trespas on the Caso to tho a-- - ---; of 

the said Lorient as ho says the sum of sixteen dollar.-: which shall 

and thoro be made to appear with other damages a id of ■'.'. ' ri' 

duo return. V.'itnoss Pierre "amelin esquire pr ; Justice of our 

caid court at Vincennes the fourth day of november in the year of our 

Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six. Rober in Pro, on 

which said writ of Capias is the following return, to wit, executed bho 

In mentioned writ, and afterwards to wit, the s anc r - 

foresaid, the plaintiff appeared in his proper person , ihdrew his 

action aforesaid, wheroupon it is considered by the Court chat the De- 

fendent recover of the plaintiff his costs & charges, about hie defence 

i:i that behalf expended & tho Plaintiff. 

Benjamin hood) 

do cts. 
vs ) Case da : 24.50 

) 

3 "."hito ) 

3e it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the vacation and since 
adjernment of the last november court, to wit, on the day of /omitted/ 7 
in the year /omitted"/ tho said Benjamin, sued out of this court a certaii 
writ of Capias ad respondendum against the said Thomas in a olea of - 



23. 

.s on tho caso which sr.id .writ is in the words r 'ollowinj 

- rit, Territory of the United States North west of the rivor Ohio, 



Common P3 .- j bos 173 '-. ! 

Cou.it;'. The United Statos, to t] shori jut cou - of 
bing. tie co-_ and you to take into your custod; , ; boi - of 
as '.'.".lite, if he may bo found ..' 'our bailiwick and ] 
sc '-'-'"• you have him before our Justices of our County Court of 
Ccnm< next to be holden at Vir.conr.es, withd 'or our said 
county on the first Tuesday of Febuary nc:ct, then and there in our said 
:• wer unto Benjamin Rood in a pica of trespas on the Case, to 
damage of the said hoed as he says the sun of thirty four and one 
half dollars, which shall then and there bo made to appear v/ith other 

gos and of this writ mako duo return. Witness Pierre 
esquire presiding Justice of our said Court at Vine.- tes t day 

of November one thousand seven hundred and nin , obe -t E -hi.., 
Pro, thy, on which saa ' writ of Capias is the following return, to wit, 
executed Janry. 30 ^omittec^ 7 at whioh return, towit, the sa ■ d y and 
year aforesaid the Defendent in his proper perse 

1 nly called, a: ■, ■-, is 

ordered by the Court that ho bo non suit, and the defendent recover his 
Costs - 

Pleas at Post Tincenn.es in the county of Knox : .hi territory of the 
United Statos north west of the River Oliio, boforc Pierre Gamolin, J 
Johnson, Louis Sdolino, 4 Luke Decker Esquires Justices the Grd day of 
h'o.y 1796 - 

Lorient 2azadonc) 

) do 

'S ) uase aa : oo 

) 
Piorrc Vorduro ) 



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Cc.-nr.ion Pleas Court Uinutes 1796-! 

3o it rencnborod that horotoforo, to wit, the /oca ay of /omittodi7 

in the year of 1795 tho said Lorient sued out c ' his co irt a o rt 
. or Capias adrespondondum - 

24 • 

against the said Pierre in a pica of trespas on the Oa.;;., v;hich said V.rit, 
is in the -crds and figures following, to wit, Territory of th i i 
States ITorth west of the River Ohio, Knox Count;/. The United States to 
the sherrif of our said county of Knox Greeting. We cc: . bo take 
into your custody the body of Pierre Verdure of Vincennes Yeoman, if he 
may bo found within your bailiwick end him safely keep, so that you have 
him beforo our Justices of the County Court of Common picas next to be 
holden at Vincennes within our said ^ounty, on the first Tuesday of 1 .'v 
-ary next, then and there in our said County, to answer unto Lorient 
Bazadono of Vincennes, a merchant in a pica of trespas on the Caso to the 
damage or the said Lorient as ho says the su... of thirty three dollars, 
which shall then and there be made to appear uith sther ?s, and ~2 
this writ make due return, witness Pierre Ganelin Esquire presiding 
Justice of our said Court at Vincennes the fourth day of November, in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ai ve. Robert 

Pro. on which said writ of Capias is the following return, to wit, 
: day and year aforesaid, the parties in thoir pr .:■ arsons appeared 
and the Plaintiff prayed time until oho next term to file his declaration 
which was -ranted him. And aftorv/ards the L!ay term following which ic the 



• 

K 
Common Ploaa Court Minutes 1700-00 

day and year first zaoqjjioned the Plaintiff ap oar In ] ; ropor porson 

arid confosaod ho had recievod of the dofondont full sat ftion for hie 
damagos aforesaid, and the Defendant to pay coats. 

Lorient Basadono) 

) 
vc ) Case da: 120 Livors. 

) 
John iTilson ) 

Bo it romembered that heretofore to wit, during the novembor Vacation ( 

after the adjorntaont of the court which was in the year 1795, to wit, or. 

the /jrvittod/ day of /c.l ;tedy in the year ^omittedy the said Lorient sued 

out of this court a Certain 'Jrit of adrespondendura a-ainat the aai-". John 

in a pica oi' trespas on the Case which said Writ of Capias is in the words 

a: I figures following, towit, Territory of the Unit 3 vtes North west of 

the river - 



Page 25. 

''■,"' . • " ■{■ ■ .1 St.-tos -:.- ■[-.]- "" -' ' of our - - ■ 
Kncoc Greeting: We command you to take into your custody the body of John 
"••ilaon of said County Carpenter if ho may bo found in your bailiwick and 
him safely koop, so that you havo his body boforo our Justices of our 
County Court of Cor.inon picas next to be holdon at Vinconnes, Within and 
for our said County, on the first Tuesday of Fabuary next, then 
there in our said Court to answer unto Lorient E of i 
Merchant, in a plea of trespas on the Case to the damage of the sal Lor 
as he says the sum of one hundred twenty livors in peltry which shall then 



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Common Picas Court I.'inutes 1796-! 

and there bo :nado to appear with other damages, and of bhis wra 
duo return. 1417626 

Pierre Gamelin prodding Justice of our said Court, at ■ 
fourth day of novomber in the year of our lord one thousand so-. 
hundred ■:.• ninety five, Robert Bunt in. Pro. Cn which said P'rit of Capias 
is the following return, towit, executed the Within mentioned --rit, at 
which return, towit, the day end year aforesaid, the parties in their 
oro~x>r r>orsons appear the plaintiff prayed t bil the next 
term to file his declaration which was granted him, and afterwards, to wit, 
the may term following, which is the day and year first mentioned the 
Plaintiff appeared in his proper person and acknowledged to have recieved 
full satisfaction for his damages aforesaid and the defendant agrees to 
pay costs . 

John Seily ) 

" ) 
vs ) Caso Can: 100 do. 

) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, towit, duri:'- the vacatioi fter 
the adjornment of the Court which v;as in November 1795, to wit, on the 
/onitt'jd/ day of /onitte_d~/ in the yoar /orrdtted/' the said John sued cut 
of this court a Certain Prit of Capias adrespondendum against the ■:. 
Jacob in a plea of trespass on the caso which said writ is :P words 
and figures following, to wit, Territory cf the United States northwest 
of the Piver Ohio, Knox County's. The Unitod States to bhe shoriff of 
our said 3ounty of luiox Greeting. P'o command you to 
Y - 



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Common Pleas Court Minutes 1706-99 

25. 
the body of Jacob lliner blacksmith if ho may ba found in r 1 liwick, 

lim safely keep :o thai you have him re our Justicos of our 
County Court of Common Picas next, to be holden at 'inceoones vri bhin and 
for our said County, on the first tuesdy of Febuary next, then and there 
in our said court, to answer unto John II. Seily, distiller in an action 
of Trespas on the Case to the damage of the said John, as he says, the 
sum of one hundred dollar:;, which shall then and there bo made to appear, 

other damages, and of this writ make duo return, Witness Pierre 
Gamelin, presiding Justice of our caid Court at Vincennes on the Fourth 
di ■• of november in the year of our lord one thousand s ■ 
ninety five. Robert Buntin, Protho. on which said writ o ' '. . pi . ic the 

owing return, to ./it, 1l\o day and year aforesaid the parties appeared 
in their proper persons and on notion and by consent of parties tters 
in Variance between them ic referred to Henry Vanderbur ' - . • ■ 
Decker, and Joseph B$ird and that they r.ake thoir report at the no: ■ , 
and that the same be the Judgment of this Court. . srwards, to wit, 
the ray tern following which is the day and year firsi ::.ed, 

the arbitrators aforesaid, brought in their award aforesaid, which said 
award is in the words and figures following, to wit, we the sul scribers 
Having boon appointed at the febuary tor:.-: last by the County Cour 
Cozra on Pleas to settle and finally determine all matters c Hi 

ween John L! Solly and Jacob L'iner, both of the ^ounty o Incx r 
as follows, that the said Jacob l'iner shal] pay unto John II Seily, at the 
xt County Court of Common Pleas to bo holden wi* Knox, 



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Co .on Pleas Court Minutes 179G-9S 

tho sum of twenty three dollars and ton oonts in full satis for 
the ballanco due on tho sd. Seily's accounts, tho said ? T inor, 
also pay unto tho said Seily at the same timo in full satisfaction for 
damages which the said "oily hath sustained from the assault and 
bery committed on him by tho said Miner, the sun of thirty dollars 
making in the whole fifty three dollars and ten cents. In witness wheroj 
and in obedience to the rule of the said Court of Common Pleas we have 
here into set cur hands at Vinccnnos in the ^ourrcy Court house 4th 1'ay 
1795. "H Vanderburgh, Joseuh Looker, Joseph Baird." '.Thereupon it is 
nded by the Court, that tho Plaintiff recover of the Deft; tho 

Ld by the arbitrators aforosaid in their aw rd oresaid, 
■ , d . 



Pago 27. 

John IT. Seily) 

vs Assault and Battery 3C0 

) 
Jacob Miner ) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, durin.-, th r 

the ad^ornn.ont of the novoip.bor Court 1795 to wit, on the /ahi, 

of ''oratted"/ "tho said John sued out of this Court a cert-.. in wri 

rcsaor.dor.dun. against the said Jacob in a ulca of assault and battery 

which saio writ is in tho words e res following, to wit, 

»rritory of the United States Northwest of tho river ! i< Kn 

J.z. The united States to ff of our sal - .::: 

Greetings: -■■s co to take into vour cucn Ly 



Cccm on P! ■ 

: ir, Blacksmith, if he may bo found - sk, 

saf • so ;hat you hav him before our Justices of our cc 3urt 
of Common P] :ac next to bo ho! 'incennes .". ' an for our said 
county on the first tuesdt bruary next t] r our s Ld 
Court to answer untc John '.' Soily l'. lor in a plea of Irespas assa '. 
and Battery, to the damage of the saic John, cz he says the - un c ' three 
hundred allars .vhich shal] t :n and there be made t r -it:, other 

;es and of this writ make due return, -i' ' *1 - acquire 
prosidinc Justice of our jurt at Vine 'ourth day of novembor 

ir lord : seven i". • bert 

Buntin. Prothy; w] ich sa 3 writ of Capias is the fo] retur] > 
tcv;it, Lentioned writ, at which ret r: 

or . 'ties .:.■- -.eare loir pro; or r 

- concent ■ , tters 
;rrod to Henry Ya . - • - - cker - s ■ - rd, 

Lr report at the next term. A . - 
the ." ; of this Court, a ' irds - towit, t] r llowing 
-.. ich Is i a day and year first mentioned above, the v rou 
in their award, which said award is in the words a: d figures following, 
to v/it, Vi'c award that Jacot Liner pay unto Jo] - u" 
tion for - 



tie said S dly susl ' 'r som- 

an him by the said Oner '•' liars -■ 

idere 



17! '-:..■ 

itrarorSj r r 'orosaid, ia terra 

aforesaid* awarded together ■' o:^c about . ;.lf 

d. 

Joseph Docker Sqji.) 

; 
VS ) Cas- •:.: 15 

) 
John Crawford ) 

Be it rera bere ;hat horetoforej to wit, di rin the - . satj 

last I • ' " ' " . t . day of 

• \r of 1796 the said Joseph sued out 

of Capias (called a Capias ad respc u ;r 

\ti ich saj . rii Ln the word 'i res 'oil ' ■ , , 

Territory Lted States north west of the river 

Ss. r : bed States to the sheriff of our county - .-. . 

'..o oora ; 3U to take into your custody t ody of John 

, . r er, ii he may be f uaid wi" r bailiwic! , hire 

safe! J before our Justices of our 

Co;-- on Pleas next to bo holder: at .:::connos. Vi'ithin and for our s 

on t] j first Tuesday of I'ay next, then and there in our sai 

■ ; to answer unto Joseph Decker Zo?_r . of Vincennes, Ycc.;.ar. ir, i pi 

of Trespass on the Case to the daraage of the said Jc ':.. s:. _ -s 

sin of fifteen dollars, which shall thi - tr »r s • 

other damages* s r lake duo ret irn, Ficr 

, squir 3rosidJ ." tr said Court , 

ruary yoar of < ir Lord one ■ 

and ix Robert Bui • said writ 



Trover d: 25$ 



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- 
Common Fleas Court Llinutos 1796-! ■• 

towit, executed the within mentioned v«rit, at . Lch return, towj ., fche 
day end yoar aforesaid, car.e the Plaintiff in hie propr por3on and ac- 
.vlodcod to have reeioved satisfaction for the trespass uTcr-:, - - 



; 20. 

"..':. Ilia:.: UcGowan] 

VG 

Louie Denogan 

b remembered that heretoforo, to rit, during the vacation and a 

f the last Febuary Co'urt to wit, or. tl of 

Ltted7 in the year one thousand sever, hundred i y ;ix the s< 

7/illiam sued out of this court a certain v/rit of Capias (called a Capias 
adrospondendum) in a nlca of Trevor and conversi - ., which s: id . rit is in 
the ..oris and figures following, towit, Territory oft Unit* States 
Northwes of the rivor Ohio Knox County. The United States to the sheriff 

ol* our said county of Kno;c, Grooting, ivo oommand 

custody the body of Louie Denogan of Vinconnos, Yeoman, if bo 
found within your bailiwick, and him safely hoe-) go tht 

before our Justice c of our County, Court of Common pic lden 

at /incennes within and for aur said county on I'&y 

n< xt, then and there in our said court to answor unto VJi] - of 

is Yeoman in an action of trover and convori ' ie r i der 

bhe said V/illiam or cot/ which m him belongs ant 'ro 
justly retains to the damage of the said ••ill:' 



) • 

Common Plea • Minutos 11 

twenty five dollars whlfeh shall then and there bo made ... so • . ith other 
tges, and of thic writ ma :e due roturn Witness James Johnsoi Esquire 
residing Justice of our sale 1 court at Vincennos t e ." ■- February 
in the year of our Lord one thousand coven hundred by six. 
Robert ^untin. on which said writ das, is tho following r ■ , 
to wit", Executed tho within mentioned writ, at w] h r r , to wit, the 
day and year aforesaid, the parties appeared in their pre r jersons, and 
the said William filed hie certain declaration against the caid Louis, 
which said Declaration is in the words and figures following, to ..'it, 
Knox County, to wit, Louie . ano ;an of Vincennes Yeoman, was attached to 
r William KcGowan in a plea - 

30. 
of trospas upon the Case, and so forth and -.die re upon the said L!cGowan the 
fourteenth day of Ar>ril in the year of Our Lord one thousand sever, hundred 

. ftO"fe; ■■ ;- ■ >8 WfiBj • 3 - 3 Wi - 

t • value of twenty five rioljars, as of his own Proper chattle, t 

so ^ossessod therof the said ;"cG r v.-an casually lost the chattle 'foresaid 

out of Ms hands and nor; session, which said chattle afore;: srv.-ar 

Lt, the r.ar.c day and year at Vincennes aforosaid camo to bhe \-^r.c'.3 and 
possession of the said Denogan by finding, yet the said he 

.-- cev: or chattle aforosaid to ho tho nrcpor ~oods c:- 3 of 
the said McGowan, an( of r t to belong to him, but c ■ r ido- 
lontly intending craftj 

Lb behalf hat] n the chattel to . - ." , 



C mo . ' rt lutoo 179C-9 

tho often requested b rwards to wit, the - • resaid 

as aforesaid converted and disposed of the se i shattlo to his 
-cho said "cno;:c;i's own I-roper use to the d£ said J "c 

tv/onty five dollars and thereupon he brings suit, and :;:oro are pla ~es 
for prosecution, to wit, John Too & Richard Roe, e r rds, tc 
the same day and year afore sa id car-.o a Jury, to wit, E . Beckes, 
John Pea, Fhilip Catt, Louis Frederick, John Kartin, Abraham Snap, Joseph 
Baird, Tousaint Dubois Richard Davis James Roland, Antoine i Lard '■ 
William Biddle, -ood and lawful men of the county, who being elected 
tried and sworn, retired from tho bar and returned the following Virdect 
he of tho Jury find for tho plaintiff, whereupon it is ordered by the 
court that the Plaintiff recover of the Defendent tho Cow aforesaid, and 
his costs about his suit in that behalf oxpondou. 
William hood) 

; do Cts 

vs ) caso da: 35:50 

5 

Ihorao "hito) 

3o it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during tho vacation and since 

tho adjornmont of the last Feb, T Court, to wit, on the - 



Page 31. 

day of /emitted/ in the year 1795 the said "illiam sued out of this 
c certain writ (called a Capias adrespor.dendun) which writ is ; words 
and figures following, to wit, Territory of the Unite Northwest of 
ho river Ohio, Knox County Cs. Tho United States to the sheriff of our 
County of i:no:c Groccin-. ho c m a - i bo take into your : 



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Common Ploas Court hinutos 1796-! 

the body of Thomas Tfhite of Vincennos, soldier and ham safely koopf^ so 

s you have hir. before our Justices of our Court of "Jo. . - 
hoxt to ho hoi don at Lthin and for our said cou ;y 

first tuosday of '.fey next, tl en and thero - 't to wer 
unto w'illiam feed of ". ' s Lias on - in £ ■ : a 

Case to the damage of the said is ho says the sum of thirty five 
3 ars I: thirty sous, v,-..ich shall then and thore be made to appear w 
a "OS and of this v/rit ma! c duo return 
Ire presiding Justice of our said court, at Vincennos 

bhe year of our Lord one bhousar 1 seven r 
six. fetor. ro. on w] :. s .i 

return, to wit, the day and year aforesaid, the part sar 
their attorneys and the said V/illiam filed hie certain deciars 
the said Thomas which said declaration is in the words 
-ing, by, bo wit, Tin as V/hite late :>f '.". c in the 

;-•..- ■■ : ■ 

of Trespass on tho Case, whereupon the same V.'illf.: c lainet 
whereas the uaid Thomas the first cay of June in t! y r ir Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and ninety four at Vincennes in the cou 
aforeeai: was indebted to the same Yfilliam in thirty five dollars thirty 
sols of lawful money of bhis terr ■ ' 'or divers --node wares a: 
-dizo by the aforesaid Thomas of -he same William bought 

being eo indebted the aforesaid Thomas, to uit, the sane day 
aforesaid at Vincennes aforesaid, ir. d nsideration t 
If and t] -. her hful* • rc " . 



Common Ploas Co ■ ! nut 79 -99 

tho said Thomas the aforesaid sum or thirty five dollars and thirty soli 

for the - 



32. 
roods and wares and Kerens izi .forosaid where thereunto he shou] be 
required would well and truly ay and content nevertheless th< if or aid 

s not all regarding his several promises and assumptions i 
but contriving and fraudelently J ■ tho same William in " If 
craftily and subtilly to decieve and defraud the aforesaid sum of money or 
a iy part therof to the same Tfilliam hath not paid or anywise contented 
altho the aforesaid Thomas afterwards, to wit, first da;.- of Juno aforesaid, 
at Vincenne s aforesaid was requested go to do, but hath hitherto alto- 
ghether refused and still doth refuse to ray or any vfay content him for 
tho same: ^Thereupon tho same William saith he is wor , . damage 

bo the value of bhirty five dollars and thirty sols. - and therefore ho 

;s his suit and there are pledges for prosecute Jc Doo 
Richard Roe, rwards to wit, the sane da;,- year ' resaa bho 
said. Thomas appeared by hie attorney in fact ■■■ bhe Plaint] ' ree 
tir.-.oc solemnly called '■ no .ring It is ordcro ths bed, 

ar.d that the Dofendent recover hie Costs. 

Page ZZ. 

Pleas at Poet Zinc y of Enox - 

States north '..est of the river io, ore Pierre . ." , 



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.: County 
Common pioas Court Minutes 1796-9! 

— > 
Louis Edoline :• Luke Decker, Esquires Justices, the /- . * o 

ist 1795 

Hoed 

) 

VS ) 

) 

Middle) 
3o it remembered that heretofore, to wit, •' cation and after 
the adjornrient of the November Tc:-.r, which was in the ye ir 1735, to wit, 
on the /omitted7 day of January in the -/car 1793, the same Benjamin heed 
sued out of this Co rt a certi ' .vrit respondendu \, w] ich 

said writ is in the words and figures following, to wit, Territory of 

bates northwest of the river Ohio, Knox County, : tited 
States to the sheriff of our said County Greeting, wo co: to 
take into your custody the tody of TTilliam Biddle of saic county :'. 

-- ho found xvithin your Bailiwick, . . saf ly keep co that you have 
re our Justices of our county court of Cou on pleas 3 be 

• said) Qounty on the first 
of February next, then and there in our said Court to answer unto 
Reed late of said county hason in a ploa of trespass on the case to the 
Damage of the sai in ac ho saith the sum of sixty -'our dollars, 
which shall then and there be r.ade to appear with other damages, and of 
this writ make duo return. Witness Picrro C-av.elin. Toy-ire first Ju 
of our crid court at Vincennes 4th Novembor 1705. P.ol - . , on 
wl Lch said writ is the folio-. return, to v/it, ; ' '. 

Lonod writ, Chris-I Lch rotur 

in .heir Droper persons and the Doft. craved over ... 



Knox Cou 
Common Pleas Court s 1796- 

•.•• z gra ited him until the next Term, to ./it, owing, 

afterwards to wit, the term last mentioned - 

Pa ^o 54 . 

to -./it, in tl • "ties i ■ Lr pr r rsons 

whoreupoj it "was ordero i by the court iver ntil 

day, and afterwards, to wit, the fourth day or L'ay 17! 
Parties being called, a- reared in heir r r r; ■ , 

• ;ers in controversy between them be ref rr 
Benjamin Beolces, "■ Patrick Simpson, whose award when made be J ;' s J 
of this Court, a they do bring the same in at the next Court, aj 
rwards, \;c wit, the day & year first written the said referees broi 
their award into Court i.'hich said award is in the r j follow 

, to »vit, "Benjamin Reed vs V.'illr'c i le". 1 i r art of He ■ 
Vanderburgh Bonja^ • ■ Patriok S a v. r f /red 

. rule of Oourt, made at rm all plane 

sain Reed '• Biddlo, after having duly examined ;] \ Yiitnesces swor 
sourt, in presence of the said Parties - the „ refer 
lc s, • > wit, ; r dollars t; . 
Jive . ler our he >nnes ore July in the year or our I >rd one 

sa d seven r.r^'Cv . inety si:: Henry \ . "burgh, js, 

Simpson. V/hereupon it i~ considered Court, V . - 
c:\ r of t - Plaintiff t] aforesaid b; refers - 

sir a J.r 'ore said in r ai 'osa: r ;, bout 

' : Lofe ce L 



Co . • 1796- 

18 Jones ) 

, \ 

vs ) : , Livers. 

) 
Igrtace Chatignio) 

Eo it romombor 'or , ;, 

. ruary Court i 

2 &/ day of ~ 
out of this court a corl 

in a pica of Trespass on the Cass which said wit is i . and 

__ 



35. 

■ritory af the United ". Drth TTost of the river ohio Knox zc. 

nitod States to the sheriff of our said Count; 
we c. : :.-• you to take into your custody 
of Vincennes Tracer, ' he 'ound within your bailiwic 

- 1 i - - - - : 

- n pleas, ne: Vincennes withi "or o -- r : ' 

County rsi: lay :. :ct, t • 

' • ' ' ; rader i of tres 

-par,.; 3as6j : he danage of the sa: _, 

forty ;. ■ . to 

idre • liars, which 
• .'' ' ' ' , his writ . 

ss Pierre Garielin esquir ■ Justice 

Yincemios or. the fifth day of Pebr year re 



Com ion . ■• L79S- 

following rotum, bo ;ionod 

. Christopher '•■ - settled says Chris 
riff j v/herou on it is consi ■ Court, t .", ■ " '.:'. ay coGti 
rlos Lognon 

vs ) Case da: 231 livoro 20 ccic. 

) 
juet) 

Ho it renoraberod b] r \ 'oro, to wit, iurj vacat: 

.' ' ho last V - ■ , ' ' ' , ' ' ;te 

:' - of 1796, sai r! s suod out of this court 

a certain v/rit of atta ' tent, in a pica of trespass o '. \i ■- which 

',','rit, is in tho wor s fj ;ures following, to i/lt, _-•' .• 

the hitod States r rest of tho river Ohio, Knox Cou 

s '> the Sheriff o_" ;■••• said Count, of Knox Sr : V.'c command 

• bake into your Custody the Goods ■■• Chattels lar s :s of 

Francoj a Duqu s '•, - 



Page 36. 

Merchant, if they . iy be 'ound witha your bailiwic and i safely 

keep co that you s.-.\-c then bofore our Justices of our bounty ' 

an Pleas next to bs holden at Vincennes > Lt] for : r sa: 

ty en the firsi uesda; ro in our said 

Court to answer uni ■! i Vinccnnos trader 

I . the Case to tho ao.:r~o ■; . _ 

)f two hundred .:■'." .vers 



Common Ploas Court 

l and thoro be : -.- .• 

'.\:q retur . H less Pierre amelin Esquire pre ' ■■ Justice of our 

Court at Yirccrr.cs on tho fourth day • -, u> Lord o: 9 

undrei Ld ninety six. Robert . 3aid writ 

of attachment is the following roturn and - iors< : ; " ..- 

bioned vnrit this 4th day or I.'ay 1796* CI ristc ■ her .'.' :' K n ox 

Count;- 'u •. G, Settled ' roturns" u*y :•'■■■ Costs. 

Lourient Bazadone ) 

i 
vs ) Case Da s 50:; 

J 
xventure iroseere) 

. Lt remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the v cation unci 
since -.;..; :■ 7 ■ of the last IJay court, .o wit, the ( /bmittc y of 

/ in the year one - sever hundr i 3ty six the : 

Lourient • this Court a ecu- - fc of Capias " turo of 

■ -" ■' : " gainst the si i ait lea Df tres- 

pass ■->-' - ,-•' v/rii ' ■ ■ 

Lt, Territory of .• west of >r Ohio, "no:: 

County the united States to the sheriff of our said Co 
Greeting. 7."c command you that you tal: your custody fahe body of 

Bonevonturo Dearoseere if ho nay bo found in your bailiwiej and him sa 
keep so •': at you have - 

Page 37. 

;• J sticos of our County Court :;/ Ploas ne: 
'or our >: 



■ 
Cam - . 

in our said Court to -unto 
dona in a plea of 
.- root as he says the ; ty dollar 

' " ' " ■' 'it te return. 

iorr molj lire prosiding Justice of our as Court, 
VI. c innos the fourt] . of ay i th yoar r Lor - 

. indred <!•:.. six. Joso ". Lrd f r Jrt Pro. u 
»vrit or Capias is the following roturn, to . 
says Christo hor shor f, settle s ys Christop] 
it 1 3 j y cc sts . 
Jonathan Co:, r 

V3 ) I da. 250 

: 

Jacob : i:v:r ) 

Bo it re bor bhat hor 'or , rin : s Lnce 

djorn ent of the last I.Iay Court, to v/it, the /oni 

■ ' '. Court a 

tu ■ of a capias ■ r idi , 

id J sob in •:. / , Lcl 

vnrit is ' tfords and ["iguros follow!] 

■ivor , y. ?] 

is to tho sheriff of our said c lox Greeting : " 

in - ! r body of Jacob l!ir or of Vine . , 

5 bh - if he nay be ' In your bi 

sop so before our Justicos of our 

Pleas next t ! f or r saic 



Coin Jour Mihutos 1796- ! 

on the first tuosday of August next thon e bhore • courl 

ewer 



Page 38 . 

unto Jonathan Conger of Vinoennes Yeoman, in a ploa of trespass on J 
- ■ i the dajsage of the sai I Ji tthan sr, he says tl sm ' bwc it; 
i dollars, whic i shall ' ero bo rnade to - with bher 

■ ' n due return, iVit .."-:.. : 're- 
siding Justice of our said court at Vinconnes .- . y o 

ar of cur Lord ono thousand seven hm - ninety six 
Joseph ; ~aird for Robort Fro. upon whic] said writ of Capias is 
ill .. ■ return, to wit, served and returned says :;•' j1 jpher 

-•' -' 't .-.. rds, to wit, • ■ . : svrit 
the parti ear Lr proper persons, i 'f withdraws 

his said suit, whereupon it is considered by the Court that the Dofer 

■ .. ,1 B6 . 

Piern 

vs ] - 

) 
Acre:: Boddier 

'-■q it r . : r: i that her re, to wit, during 

the i r " y court to wit on 

tody in the yoar " . saj Piorro cued out o 

• lin writ of replenin agains 1 said Aaron, 

.• ' uros folic:;:, ■■, to wit, Territory 

northwest o: the river Ohio, Knox County 



Co. . ? 70 i- 

• ; ' . heroas P: rrc 1 
. 'or I our ■■■ 

' - : to, 

rushia shectij ; for i tic] i . , ■ . Cow, 

and or.o pot nettle oven, one x . 

withheld from the said Pierre 1 iade and is n possess: 

of Aaron Boddier of »'incennos Yeoman as is said, there are th r 
." re you and coisma t theof \ rep! id - 



3 9 . 
- .".-.' ) your ous* char .- 3d, 

blacl* nd v;3 Lte cow, one stole oven, one - . , ' 

in your bailiwic md the s .1! i to h ■ r ■■■'•. as you 

• be direci bice of owr said Court, to deliver 

Lerro ] Ln cas ho si all Kis roi *ty : 

-" ' ;rotc :■■ ■ bo b0 

• of August next, you are also hereby commanded to summon the g?. id 
Aaron "odder or cue!: other person in whose possession the said f« 
bed, cov:, oven, gun a: '. z::, may be found, be . r before r 

at our said Court, at the tine and place for hold: bh ir next ter 

res and put in d ..- lea, whereby the said Aaron Bodier : ■ her 

• erson nay z. ■ -' ' have to show, to 

is of the aforesaid Pierre La fidde. Hereof fail not, this 

writ :••". :o due return at said court, with y ur proceedings her: -. 



.; L700-03 

ntnocs Piorr r ico of our 

:ennes the fifth day of Uay ir of our Lor 17 

on v/hich said writ is the follov/in r turn, : ;" wit, " 
'.VitJii directed • levincd '. r 

ono cov.-, one pot, tettle c . ono ax and t] 

r.o ot r property of sai Lerr , . 

returned saps Christopher ■■;■ at, sheriff" 
. Id Writ, to wit, the first dap of .'.■ • of 

seven hundred in jty si::. 'tie; 

;;ro-;Cr nersous and the defendant confessed Judgment, w it v/as 

orcerod by the Court that the De "eudant deliver to the Plaintiff the 
property afore said, and that the plaintiff recover of the Defer 
his costs and charges about Ids suit in that behalf expended and the 
defendant and in norcy 

uel Lisa ) 

• ) 

vs ) Caso . 

j 
tistc a Mulatto) 

p i i horotofore, to w t, ' trii ■ 

-■ Court, to wit, 

; tojdy in the pear of 1790 the said Manuol sued out of thi: cour 
.in writ of Capias, in the nature of a capias ad res 
pica of trespass on the caso against ■ Virit i: 

in the v;ords and figur , vrit, 1 "ritory 



Co imon . ■..,:_. 

• htwest of t - r Ohio, Knox County, 
shoriff o:? our said county of Knox Gr •. ..c co: ■/-.. to take 

your ■ dy the body of John 
four your bailiwick a: ' ' op co that you havo 
boi'oro our Juoticce of our Court of Common oloas next to ho] at 
joni es within and for our sai : Lrs r of 

»t next, then and there in our said court bo answer bo ] anuel 
Lisa of Vincnnnes raorchant, in a pica of trespass on t , to the 

;o of the mol ac he says tho sun of " •.. . 
shall : . d thore be made to appear and of this writ . rotur 
Vfitness Pierre Ga - in, Esquire presiding Justice of cur eaid - ir - 
on the fifth day of LSay one thousand seven hundred six 
Froth. Y. on .which said writ Js the following return, to wit, ser^ 
July 19th. 1796 Fred Barker upon the return of w] Lcl . I ..rit, ci 
tho plaintiff in hie proper person, and withdrew hie actic . 

ha\ ■•':]. Lisa ) 

s 

vs ) T Case da: 50? 

) 
Fiorrc a Negro) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during .'.: vacation and since 

tho adjornment af tho last hay court, to wit, on the ^aaitted7 day or 

;o_d/ in the year 1796 said Manuel sued out of this court a certain 

Writ of Capias, in nature of a - 



•11. 
Capias ad respondendum, i said Pierre, i >f tr 

-ace, v.; ; cl ' i -;-.- ' ' - in tb ■ 



Co . . boa 1796-99 

"..'it. Territory of nor ' , 

County. The Unii ) tho sii ri ' ' of a r .. 

Greeting. Yfe command you to t Into r o 

a negro if y bo found within your bai! iw c , £ . '• " - , 

co that you have him before our Justice a of our Co 

pleas next to be holden at Vincennes '.Vithin and for our saj y on 

the first Tuesday of August next, - then and there in our said Court to 

answer unto llanuel Lice, of Vincennes merchant in a plea of - ;s on 

the Cs.cc, to the damago cf the said 'anuol as he save the 

dollars which shall then and there bo made to appear ;d.th other 

and of this writ make dwj return. Witness Pierre Gamolin, Esquire prc- 

• Justice of our said Cour 1 a fifth day cf ISay 1796. R. 
Buntin Proth. Y. on which said "..'rib is the following return, to wit, 
"served July 19th. 1703 Fred Barger" and upon the return which said 
Writ, to wit, tho third day of August 1796 ,J -hc- Plaintiff appear 
proper person & confessed bis said ilea aforesaid w] er It is 
ordered bj the court that he pay Costs. 

? 'anuol Lisa ) 

) 
vs ) Case 

) 
Joseph a Eegro) 

3e it rem? bered that heretofore, to wit, during the vacation an since 

the adjornment of tho lav surt, to wit, the /omitted? day 

tedy in 1 "ear . auel sued out of l'..\r. court a 

certain V.'rit of Capias, in the nature of a Capias Ir , 

s '; ;h said Joseph in ' Tr " case, ' 



(50) 
I 
Cor.tm Plods 't 

V.'rit is in the words ■ 'oil owing, to hh, Torritory of 
United State s. North west of the river Ohio Knox Count; 
States to the sheriff - 

Pago. 42. 

of our said County of Knox, Greeting. Vie command you to take into your 
body the body of Joseph a negro if be your baili- 

vriok and him saf< ly g~ that you have h:';:. before our Justices of cur 

County Court of Co man Pleas noxt to ho holden at . bhin and 

for our said county as en the first tuesday of August next, then and there 

in our said Court to answer unto IJanuel Lisa or Vincennes, Merchant, in a 

plea Ox' trespass on the case to the damage of the said Llanuel as he cays 

bhe sun of fifty dollars which shall the:: and r aar 

with other damages cud of this writ make due return Witness Pierre Gamelin 

presiding Justice of our said court, on the fifth day of I'ay a ie bhous 

seven hundred and ninety six. R. Buntin Pro th. Y. on which said writ ic 

the following return, to v/it, the third day of August and in the year one 

thousand seven hundred and ninety six came the plaintiff in hi.: proper 

Dorson, and dirocted his said action to be dismissed whereupon it ic 

considered by trie Court that ho pay Costs. 

C-ui 1 aume Payc tte ) 

) 

vs ) 

) 
Louis Denogon ) 

~o it rememborod that heretofore, to v/it, during the vacation ■ xfter 



(57) 

Common Ploas Court Uinutos 1796-99 

the adjornmont or the llovember Court which was in bho '1795, Lt, 

on the /bmittocL?' day of /6nittodT7 in the year / / ;he sai 

sued out of this Court a certain wit of summons, ag 

in a ploa of tres~r.se on the Case which said writ is in the words and 

figures following, to wit, Territory of tho United States, north west of 

the River Ohio Knox County, The United States to t 

County. Greeting. V.'c command yoi : Loui: 

lique hie Wife of said of said county if they : ay bo found wit 
vour Bailiwick to appear before our - 



Page 45. 

Justices of our County Court of Common Picas to bo holden at 7'incsnnea 
in and for our said County of Knox on the first Tuesday of Febr xt, 
then and there in our said Court to answer unto Gullaume Late of 

our said County in a ploa of Trespass on the Case to the damage of 

and there be made to appear with other dams ;es and of this Writ make duo 
roturn /fitness Pierre Gamelin Esquire presiding Justice of our sa: 
Court at Vincennes on the fourth day of November - in the year of o ir 
Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety five. R. Buntin Pro th. Y. on 
which said v/rit is the following roturn, to wit, "Executod the l 

mod writ Christopher Viyant sheriff K. C. rotur 
plaintiff by William IScIntosh his attorney in fact and fj 
declaration in a -lea of trespass en tho Case, which said decla 

figures .''-".lev.-'. , . *ritory of tho Unite 



Common Ploac Co • ', :_0Q 

North west of J ,; t o Rivor Ohio Knox Cou ty. In the iurt o ' 

br ry Term 1796. Lou: 
Wife Executors of tho Late Pierre Connogor dec'd who w sutor 

of the last will and testament of t] e Late Janot r :i'oniolc~ othor- 

Hablod Jear Gucnolos of tho county aforesaid, 
were summoned to answer to Gullau ttc - sane, Trader in a 

of trospass z. sc : & sofor 

complains, that whoreas tho said Janot ] Jean 

Guinoles In lifotj , to wit, on the twenty Lr cay of s< 

3 year ( seven Lr , 

in tho county afore sail , made erl Ln note in writing called a r 
isory note with t] 
other ways cnllod Jca. s to tho sane no 

year aforesaid w! oreby said Janot - 



Page 44 . 

called Jean, acknowledged himself to bo owing to the sai 'ullaume in 
the amount '■ sum of three hundred and eighty Livers in produce at 
then peltry rice to be paid to the said G-ullaume uoon demand, by re 
wherof the said Janot called Jean, in his lifetime 1 
to the said Guliaumo -'d\o sum of !Thr . .- i hty liv n 

tho then peltry rica accordin : te i r 
being zo liable, the said Janet called Joan in his li 

t :ereof afterwards, tc wit, the day r 1 vc Loned 



Common Picas Court Minutes 1.796-99 

Lnconis in the count; 
Sullaume ■ bhere " y pro tiso I that 
called Joan in his lifetime tho ■ iount or 3Un of throe hundred 
and eighty livers in produce at the then Peltry price contained In the 
said note j to the said Gullaume, according to bhe tenor of the sar.o, word 
will and truly pay and content. And the said G ullaurae in fact says that 
the said Janot callcc' Joa lj Lme or the said Pierre, or 
said Louis and Angelique his wife, after tho death of the said Janot, 
called Joan, did not ay nor i her of them pa; r to the sa: ana, 

o said day in the said ncto aforesaid above specif sum 

of throe hundred and eighty livers in produce ltry .-ice, 

which they ou ;ht to have done, whereby as action accrued to the sa 
Gullaurae to demand and have of the said Janot called Je£ . in his lifetirss 

of bhe said Pierro and Louis and Angelique after the i - . . . 
Janot called Jean, tho said sir.; of three hundred and eighty livers in 
produce ltry 'ice, vert] less the > m 

altho ofton required hath not paid nor have eit] 3r tl : si .' ; Picrro, nor 
the said Louis and --n.'-eliquc his wife Paid the said t'. r 
eighty livers in produce at the then peltry -rice bo illaupe, 

But the said Louis and Angelique do yet refuse to nay the said Gullaume 
and unjustly retain tho sar.e to the damage of the said C-ullaus un- 
Ired dollars, and therefore he brings his suit, ■'■ he - 



brings here intc Court t3 ..:•: aforesaid, 



Co. ■ :■ - 

" bhor for prosecution, • -oo, 

on cane tl • ii?.-.arlar.co *.vhich 

to the fourtl y of *,Iay ".. the year of our Lor 

hundred and ninety six, came the parties b; r their r s '■ in 

fact, and the defendant crave tii o to fil his 

declaration aforesaid, -./".' fiftoi days before 

the next Torn end afterwards, to wit, the - i'erai followi , to wit, 

on Tuesday the fir:/- day of August in the yoar 17. 

r first above written, cane the parties by thoir attorneys in fact, 
and on notion •'• by concent of parties it is ordorc<\ sy hav 
to settle the accounts of the said Gullaume "oof ore the orphans Court 
t] is term, go far as they shall be found to have - 

46. 

' •' 

Uorth rrest of the river Ohio, before Janos Johnston, Louis Edol Luka 

cli ■ ■ -■ • s Justices on bho 1st day of Hove] ber 1796 - 

rt and Rochester) 

) 
vs ) Dobt: 1SL 

) 
John Harbin ) 

■ •©, It, ■•■-• ' • " . ■ 

the ■ mt of the - ' igust Court - to wit, en f ' - of 

2JOTiittedj7 in the year 1796 the said Hart and r s 

rtain writ cl' d ias, i ] ature of r. '." ... 



( 

Cc: : •'■■•" 1700-00 

which said writ is i ■ - " ;uro3 following, ;o vj '., orwLtory 

of the United States North west : r vor Ohio Knox Co ; the . 

States to the sheriff of our said county of Knox recti - V7c 
you to take John Harbin if he nay be found withir your Lc him 

safely keep co that you may hav ' >dy before our J oti< s of 
Court of Common Pleas at Vi i ir is, in cur said County of Knox 
first tuosday of November next to answer unto r t -■ a '■ 

b of Ihiri: lurry to tho 

toohestor Thirteen r>ou l<3 , ■' 

this writ, 7»'it] > c Pierre Samelin Esquire prosidir ; Justice of 
Court at Vincennos one thousa .d sever hundred and ninoty .. " onti . - 
Pro Thonotary, or which said i'.rit 'ollowi tg return , to \7it, 

"Executed the within writ, Christopher V/'yant Sheriff" which said - 
to wit, The day & year first above written came the plaintiff in his 

r person and moved hie said suit to be dismissed, whore o it is 
consi< • ' the cc/.n- .rots. 

Page 47. 

Richard Carcon) 

) 
vs ) Dobt. 70 - 

) 

Pierre yalictt) 

Be it r eml .;.• ; hereto 'ore, to wit, durir and c. ; r.cc 

the adjornment of tho Last August Court, to wit, on the ^ y of 

5 

Ln the year 170C the said Richard sued out of this 3ourt a 

certain writ of Capi dure of a Capias ndum, the 



Co-j - ' : ioi rt .'..-. 

Piorro in a pier, of del writ is in the ,vor '3 uros 

low ng, bo wit, Territory oft . river 

Ohio Knox ss. The United States to the sheriff of our s rnnty of 
:, Erecting: '.To command you to take Pierr t if he nay be fo 
within your bailiwick and him safoly keep so that you have his body 
our Justices oi" our Court of Common ploas at Vincennes, in our said Co 
or Knox, on the first Tuesday of november Richard ~ar- 

son /illegible/ of Coorge Owens of 

;e of the si Id Richard Carson. The sum of ars, as is 

said and have then there this '.'frit, VTitneas Pierre iro, pre- 

tg Justice cf our said Court at Vinconnes the fiJ 
the year of our Lord one thouss ■ ! ninety si:: R. 

Prothonotary, on which said writ is the following return, to wit, "Executed 
the within writ Christopher Vfyant Sheriff. K. C." At which return, to wit, 
the day and year first above written came the Pltff. an . '.. Lss 
suit whorcupon it is cons' • hat the v - 

saint Dubois N| 

) 

vs ) oj2 Liver 15 Sol. 

) 
Catherine Touga ) 

Be it remembered that horctoforo, to wit, during the vacal 

ad.jornment of the last Aueust - 



Cor.-ur.on Ploas Court ] 17! >-9 

Pago - . 

Court, to wit, on the / yoar ] ' 

said Tousaint sued out of this Court a cort ivri'l in the n 

nature of a ca st the sai< .o in a ■ 

of debt which said writ in in the sorde and figures followi ~, 

Territory of the United States north v;oEt of the river 3 io Knox Co 

Ss. The Ohitod States to the sheriff of our said Cou I - 3-roeting: : 

■ id you to summon Catherine Tou Lnistratrix ■ • , 
of al! r ■ ittols rights redits of John 

'she may be found in your bail a per 
before the Justices of our Court of Conrion Pleas to be holdon at ■ 

for i in our said County on Tues» e first day of Hove r n xt 

t] on ond thero in our said Court, to ancwer unto lousi 

of Gullauin Hobert other-./iso In Couch in a pioa of debt f five hundred 

cud sixty two livers 15 sole in peltry 562 livers 15 cole and not 

depart from Court without Loavc nor in no wiso fr.il under alty of 

el:: hundred dollars and of this writ i i return. Witness Pi >rre 

Ganelin Esquire, Presiding Justice of our said Court a - 

fifth day of August in the year of our Lord, an and sove: 

c- ninety six. R. Buntin Pro tho notary, on which said writ is 

-in': return, to wit, "Exocutec ristophor rif ." 

At the return of the trhic] - .- ' • : the pla: i] his 

eclaration in a ;:lc::; of debt, wJ - ' ■ the 

Lgures follows -, . . y, to ..it, lis 

a of Gullaunc Eebert otherv. 



Go ■-■/■> 

• Lnistratrix in hex- own wrong or all an' singuli c and d*hattols 
bs and Credits of John . - deceased in custody of a ploa of 
debt that she render unto him bho Just arid full sun of Five huz red •'. 
sixty two livers and 15 sols v/hich is equal to /or.itto / liars lawful 

y which to him she owes ,' 'r s for this, to ..it, 

that whoras the said .To!.. . Ls lifetime to wit, on the 20th of 

October 1787 passed hie o in writing conmo ] re i- 

sory noto signed with the proper hand of the said John , to 

court no .- ' rof is bho s; r 'oresaid 

whereby ho undertook re promised to 

hcrt otherwise La Conot on order the sum of five hundred 
and sixty two Livers ... fi beon sols whenever ho should 1 e afterwards 
required, and aftcrvards, to wit, on the 16th October 1795 

Page 40. 

- laume Hebert otherwise b on 

the back of the said promisory note signed with her ovm pre did 
assign the cane unto the said Tousaint Dubois of which assignment :o made 
as aforesaid the said Catherine had notice by Virtue of which and by the 
Law of this territory an action hath accrued to the said lai to 
demand and receive of the raid Defendont the sum of five hundred i 
two livers and fifteen sols which is equal to ^ n i ' llars . , .- 

-less the said John Touga, nor : .h .. ' Jat :• Toug . 

sum oh money or any part thorof hath not ■■.'.. > to the Lntiff, out 



■ ■ 
Common Picas Coi - 

the same "bo him to pay hath aH r r 1] doth r< \ to 

. -o of the said Plaintif Five ] re Lver 

fifteen cole, and therefore he bri *o 

rceocutior. John Doe ."■ Richard Roe and after*.', r , t 
day ;• -car came a our;-., to wit, hoin-ci . Jordan Kiel ■ , I dol 
Smith, Isaac ] ;i:or, J nston, Hem 

anho se, L rence Huff, Jose '.. Rhodeaner, '. - ■ , lph 
Watson, who coin" elected tried and sworn, retired frcn the bar, 
after.vards return with the follow: ict, Wo .; the Jury fi 
the Pltff. one hundred £ -.. dcl?.ars ."■ sixty nine ce 

With Lawful interest from tho firs ; vembor 1787 ' Cost: re- 
upon it is considered by the Court that tho Plaintiff recover of the i i 
the sum aforesaid by the Jurors aforesaid in their Virdect aforesai 
forr. of 3. assessed & his costs - 



DO. 

Leon ) 
vs ) I 

lph Vii bson) 
Be it re - roto >re, to wit, •' 

jorra at of the last August Court, to wit, the 
r 1796 tho said Willi 
:, in the nature ■ , 

in a p] ee o d ■■'. t w] it is in t] sr figur 

following, to Wit, territory o ii" t s Mortl 



■ 

. ■'■ ■ 
Jo ' - 1706-! 

ror Ohio, Knox County Si . : "'] ■ 

rc '/.•■ your "-' i 

body of .. 1 ih tsoa of '. . 
bailiwick and hi safe! s 

Justices of our Court of Common P] ic • 

o.." Knox on the First Tuesday of ] tc r >Ti] Lam 

.■, lea c - of 

the said William Addison the sun of o] 3 hundr Liars, Ld and 

re this writ rre Gamol ' • residing 

Leo of our sari 
yoar of our Lord, one the six, R. 

Pr thonotary on . . . ' fr: Ls t] fol! - /'' ; r it, ?. - 

wiv.hin >vrit Shrj stc ier riff 

t] lay , vet r ..." . . y in 

fact i 'iled his cert claration a ;cin3\; the sai , an a 

jf debt that ] 
:-^ spocia & eight; of 

Lns, for t] at, to .. i.t, Tl 

stob r 17 C y af: . -.j:.^. 1 his cert -'. 

, l the - 



:i 
Proper seal of the sai ! Sc! r - " 

wherof is the same day : r 's. k 

3 - ho said plaint: 



■ 
• . . 

to defraud the saj - . . < 

"' h not paid but i 

. r refused :. still r the ' • .iff 

anc ' k the "c re he '. ' re are pledges for prosecution, to 

wit, John doe , ■■ ■ . - . _. 

~-v?~- ' ■ '• , the PI e - rod his saic suit bo ' Lssed 

■ • on it : z considi - ' ,t 

! i Crawford I 

) 

TC ) 

I O'^i! s A] " r ~ } 

Be it remembered bhai : - - J ir - ■ the vacati . - !nce 

-— ' ' ' it of the last. - rt, to \vit, tl y v i 

in tho year 17^c the said Jo\- sued ur t a ".".•: c 

' • • ■ • •,■■;■■• 

following to-wit. Territory of United :• 

Knox .County. To t] riff of our s; ' nty - - . 

Whereas John Crawford o ' iver lu 



Pa c 52. 

• Lees of our ■ 

by . cot up title to • ■ rta 

q calf v; ' • 

Jrav/f ord o i | • r 



Coi - ..; Court . . ■- 

■ Into your 

:■ keeping 1 e sai ' an o ... . ] r baili icl: 

ready as yc ■ - Lr 
the Justicos of our ca:'. )urt 

John Crawford, in - . • . ,■■•. 

i -'■' our sai court to be ] .roc on the firs le • 

vember next, you are hereby co to si >r the saj J Louis Allan 
or such other person in v/hose possession t] - : calf 

found, to appear before our Justices al : ■.• .. " .• -. . ;he tine 
and place of holding their .. r Ls lea, 

v:. ore";;- the sai Louis Allan or o- • rson 2 ay show if ■ hey 
, to t] 3 c ntn ry of t] a claim of the said - wfor< . 
•eof fail not and or this writ . re- r ., to '. . . r ■ h • 3ur 

Lnjs heroin. Tfiti ass Pierre Gamelin E Justice :. 

lay of IJovembor 
' " >r thous ; oevon 1 undr ■ ninety six R. 
■ ' ; ' J bur , It, " 

■ '■ •' -istopher . riff" and settled by ■• ■ 'the 
ristc her : Sheriff. 



Lour . : ... v. one ) 

) 
vs 

) 



! 



Li . 

3o it r :■ -otofor b, dur 

■ • ' ' to wit , on - - 

/oni-bted/ in the year 179G Louriont s co - t t 
certain Tfrit of Capif , 

'--'-' t, whi 

• •' -os following, to ' b, rritor; 

- ■ • States : .- ■ our 

- ' • ; '.' " ' •--• rooting. ■■ you to t .-'.'iiiii 

if he may bo found i: your " i i .. . - so that yoy 

• : - : - "-'--- cur Just: 'our Court of : 

•" our said County of Knox t] :.-. 

Lourioni: , :■ iT ltr; 

to the da | Lourieni o one hundrc ' rs 

. there this wr: ;, .. Pierre Gtoelic Ssquiro 

ice of our sai< Court at . - the fif - _- : ; r _ 

of cur Lord one ;] r - -; • ■..- ■.- 

tary. On which said Jo-it is the followin re rn, to ..it, ' : 
the within .Vrit Christopher uyant Sheriff." At whic r r , to wit. 
The day and year afs. came the Pltf. ... his proper .orccn i fi] his 
certain declare 
declaration is in Lguros fo] . , to ivit, 

-' ■ stody otc of 

' ^ •" - ~ - - Li- •: in 

'Itry ! t is, bo wit. 

ry 1796 • , no te or ol ; 



said 



'08. I* 



Co mon PIoqc Co' • 

the proper hand & seal of said tiilli rt no.. ' . .- 

. whoreby ho under bhor 'ully - 

54. 

promised that he the said ITilliara would well and tri ly pay an Ic 
said Lourient on order the dust and full su . of o_-:c }-.-.• Ire livers in ; 3l- 
try en the month or Just i the date therof, llever aid 

Vfillian altho often required the said sum of money in Peltry afor to 
the said Plaintiff to pay Eath not paid the same or ny 

damage of the said Plaintiff - one hundred livers, and therefore he brings 
• -d there ara for prosecution, to v/itj Johr. Doe 

Richard Roe, and afterwards, do ..it, The day end year aforesaid c 
the defendant in hie pre c "esse ment dor the debt in 

the declaration acntioncd. VJhereupon it ie considered by the Court t] 
the Plaintiff rocovor or the Defendant the debt aforesaid and his Costs 

b hie l;u.:.;. : ; i th Beha: ... a Deft. . 

■ Lourient 2a sadono ) 

) 
vs ) Case da: 150 Livors 

) 
Sullaume Payette ) 

Be it ror.cr.bero'' th t dorotoforo, to wit, dur 

adjornnent od the last Au ;ust Court, to wit, tdo /omitted7 day of 

ar 1796 Id Lourient suoti out of this ."• rt : cor rit 

of Capias in tdo nature od a Capias resp< . -•; t. : said 
iume ir a plos od Trespass on the case which said Yiri 
-inures following, to wit, [ rritory . ' • ..est od 



170C- 

the C . , ' x Ss. '':'. atos to t riff of ■ 

of Kn ::, r ■ : we comr.and you to 
bo found in y ur bail , sc 

are our Justices of our Sourt of So - 



Pago 55. 

Pica;: , 

r next to • our 
the Case to i Louriont *cd 

ro this writ, ss, lerro 
Ganelin. Justice of our said Court at ■ .' 

fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 

sty six i tin. Pr otary. On which said v/rit is the fo] - 
return, to -./it, "Executed tho within writ Chrii h r '.' r ' '." 
At the return of which said firit cane the plaintiff in his propor c ■ 
and filo< his certain declaratic; ■.■- . of 

ass on the co.ee whic] sclaration is i 
following, to wit, Knox County, to wit, Loi .• . lone camp] i 
Gullaune Payette otherwise '.'."ill' Payette ' . s1 tres- 

pass on tho cacc Tor this, t wit, t "■ trherei s tl o said 7/illis 
20th Juno 179G at Vincennes in the county aforesaid passed his c r 

riting camraonl ' - r be subscribe L ... 

........ . 

And to t] ■■ lourt now her r ;ed to be heL 

to c rnly bounc .- Just ar 



Co.. Jourl . • -99 

;- ■ ■' ■ ps & six sols and six ■ .. \-l , -.-- , 

whenever ho should thorc into oaftor required. bho caid 

Yfilliam in no wise re several promises >rto in;;a co 

-' - ut being • deciove, and craftily 

subtillj to defraud the caid Pit f. j ... ■- ■ ■ sum of nc - 

or an;.- part therof hath r,x: paid but the same to pay hi ;h al ther 

refused and still doth refuse w the damage of the saj L one 

-• rty livers & th refort he brings suit ■ 3 - 

5G. 
there arc -ior.~cc for pros , to -./it, Jc - i Doc F.ic 

and a tor*, rds, to ivit, t. e - aforc:;ai' cai 

in hie proper -orccr. and confessed Judgment for the sua of Tn 

: -arc & Costs whoreupor it is considers court that 

recover of the Deft, the sum afs. by the deft. afs. confessed to ho due 

hi a jo:.,:, about lit :.« iih 

aeroy. 

Lourient Bazadone) 

) 
^s ) Cace damage 150 Livers. 

) 
Joseph Gregoire ) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, lur: - ;ince 

b Ijornment of the last *ust Court, to wit, t] 

^omitted]? in the -car 170" the cai- Lour: - 

7<rit of Ca ias i mre of a Capias ad r 

'"■- a pica .■ • 



-. 
Cc . ■ _ , 

word; ;, dt j 

Horthivost sf the OW >. Knox Ss. Tho -,-.•' 

our said County of Knox Greotings 7/o com w yc - 

custody the body of Josep] s Trader 

in an action of trespass sase to the damage or the Louric 

Bazadone the sum of on« hundrod r .-.. peltry 

igos as ic or. Id and ■ -:..' is '.'.-.' 



Pa^;o 57. 

and have then there this V-rit, Witness Pierre Ganelin. Esquire presiding 

Justice of our said Court at Vincennes tho fifth day of August ;': 

year of our Lord one thousand seven hv Lrec | ninety si:;. . | Pro 

thonotary^ on whioh calf V/rit ic the following return, to wit, "Executed 

the within mentioned Itfrrt Christopher »yant sheriff." At the r 

'" : oa Plaintif ' uror^or person and filod his 

certain declaration against bl 3 said Jose i i] -ica of tr : tho 

isrhich said declaration is in ! e words and figures following, to ..it, 
: x County. In tho Common pleas Nov. fere: 1796 Joseph Gregoire of 

-■ of Khoj I rritory of the United states Kori est of 

- Ohio, was attachec .• tadone of t] _ ] 

Trader, in a plea of Tr spass ho case an - sd. I 

' regoire i Cert " Ln V.'ritf .• 

sory note subscribed with his re r ] •" . ; sec 

■ 
ich said note he t! 



(74) 

Com 1706-y 

on his order one hundred , . yr 

five dollars an. Conts i ■ ,> bor 

last for val a from the said Lourj there r 

said C-regoire promise : - 

ohargoablo and tc co the afs. Lourd .sum 

of thirty five dollars i I .. fcy ' ■ t . Ln t ote co Lncd, 

- ' 3 c — r ;eahle I ■ ;0 ire in c I i 

afterward, to v/it, or the cano day £ year and at the - .ace last 

LOd did assume upon himsolf and bl ire ■ 

there faithfully to pay to h an the said - 

58. 

ant the aforesaid sum of Thirty five dollars an twe ty five - 
accordinj to the Tenor of the afi • . Grogoire in 

'■ -' "-■ :: r . con 

'• fraudol ;1; laid 1 ir th: s >artici 

craf i subtillj ■• . Ld sun of money 

or ft ny pi ■ rof tc the cane Lorier . to 

satisfied him for the cane altho to do this the afores id - • aft r- 

■•"''■■'■• '-•- --"-• ■ uhty a V. " - ! 

•■ is requir -oto, r 

■ . 

Ay---*' - _/ . .• - : - s 

' •' ' ; - ; ' '"' '■"-" ' " -• roseoutic :. be ..it, ] 

m/ards, to ] , year afs. c 



- 

'03sed Judgment for i - - livors, 

court tha' 

suit 3J ■ - 

trie] ' son 
vs 

tor . 

s lie 
Bo it r< • bore 1 retoforo, to wit, - r 

.' ■" the last .V ;u; urt tho saj ;rici: i 

rt d lYrit of :;c:ro facj , . : . said Jar.:cs : a tr oass 

on the c:i:c, whj ■ Is in t] 3 words . 

Paro 59. 

Territory North west of t! r -or C do, Kn ;..tos to 

- sheriff of our sai ■ •• - 

-. Esquire as ■ • ._• . _■ . _ 

for the Justices o£ our Court Pleas, 

-co in the County afor tl first t >f ■ ber - to 

■ r he ha- - Exeoutors should not 

Jar.es Lie Lly ;oodi bols la: 

Jounty 
ces of the said Court, throo 

;•:. , ■ rs, c.r ■• ■■ 

he Patrick 

there ■' • • ,, e - j • ,. . 



(76) 

Co 1795-99 

Justice or our said Court at Yi - he yoar 

of our Lor by six H. ■ 

which saa' frit is tho following return, 

' ' '• '•"; .:'/ c. rot -.-. , to wit, ' 

r --■--■ 

said dec! • ■ ros 

■ '• , -\ • , Lt, Patrick S a 

Ja: 's Jol-aison 3squirc ati mcy i - ly of 

ully r ■ ito him the s • ■ 

'■ ' 
and I . ■•....' hir Lrst 

-' - ' ". by ree son < . 

of debt, as also cixH oon dol] bhir 

Justices of the £ Ilis 

it in t behalf expc _ illy J 

' by the recor • • 

the Co rt ) ■,.. here she-, , saa Ji Ql r 

Court of Commc - 

accrewed to tho caid Patrick t 

t : t coctc aforesaj 

of Tv;c hundre liars & na 

Lred theretbj ■ ■ - 



urt 

still doth re fu so, • 

' •" ' • ■ tiff 

<~y. stoB his attorney, i tioj a Jury w , ■ ': - 

hr ' Joj . il The -n, Isaac Dec] er, 
J cob J.'inor, Edwar se, Jo::: rcor, Jom 

Peter roderick, John IT. SeiJ ■ - _ - 

" » roturnod ■ 

Jury f : 'or -od n. 

-■ ' " ■ 

it • Pltff. recover 

cu: - af( • • bhoir Yirdoc . ■■ . .- . his cost 

about his suit. 



Page 61. 

Lourient Bazadcj 3 

] 
vs 1 Case da: 281, 3 

) 
. :• ncois Con :". 

Bo it roneribered tl r toforo, tc wit, riuj Lnce 

the adjor I -■ • the last '■■ rt, to wit, ■' - -'■ " 7 • of 

'iont 

•it of ' ca] od • c ■ on, 

trospasi V.r 

figures following, to wit, rritory Uh: - 

the river Ohio: Knox ". . -iff of our 

• 



Co: . . 790- 

tho body . r oi; , • , ,,,,,, •_._ 

your bailiv/ic;: and hies you rcay 

our Justices of our Court of Comnon Ploas at a, i • .■ 

of Knox on the first tuesday of Kove 

sadonc of odd .".: -_• / Lo ros 3 ...,-.-. 

damage of the said : .the sun of two hu • - livers 

and three sols peltry with other d 

this writ, iVitnoss 71;.-:-: Jamelj squire t 1 ing J 3tice of r 

court at -. incon: oz, the 15t] i ,; •• ar - r ._. 

thousand sever; hundr ty six R. " -•.-'.: pro. writ 

■ return, to wit, "Sxecuted I pit Chr 

riff" At which re-i r , t tfit, th y r af .. 

Plainti: - i pro >er porson ~ 

5] a said Francois in a plea c ' res . case a: .• . -ec 

for prosecution to wit John Doe :■. Richard Roe which sai< leclaration : = 
in tl.o :;oi-iz ai 1 -or, folJc-..:r -, to v/it, «Jn the Ci 

Tern 1796 Knox County Ss. Francois Don; d. - "• Vincenr.e-s in the C01 
of Knox - 



52. 

: Territory of the 1 States ITortl - 2hio was 

to answer unto Louriont Bczadone of the sane " • • in a 

plea of Trespass on the Case, and < 

■ '-" ■' » hear 



I 
Co; caon Pi ■:..: Cour 179C- 

9th ' ay & tho 10th . r 1795 • : 

the said not;, bo t] -• >r sevor tho 

said ': mt ■ id Louriont 

drcd end covo. 

1 to 69 dollars V irt; our months freer tho 

dato of the several notos, • Value r 

..ere received by him the said Contolmy, became c ■ yet 
is charge* >ay to th 's. Lourient the af. .: 
dollars a Lrty cents in ..' - sa: 3 throe so vera] . 
beins so chars Ln consider :i 

v/ards, to wit. On the same da; '.-eve 

bioned die. assume upon himself, and the saic Coni . and .'..zi-z 
lly ;• Lscd : ; ;hc . ' ouriont t ■ sum of 
c/.:;~- r nine dol '-.re .' thirty c , r of tho thr ifs« 

s, yet the aforos .16 ' :• " 

and undertakings ■ ' lentl; 

the cc.id Lour 

raud, iforosaid cr. of ■ • r - saj 

h not pa r ■ i 

do thd s the afore sa • 

Lour" 

. ■ " 

• 'or 



Common Ploas Co- • i-99 

Richard Roe pledges - It Which timo to wit, '.. ' ar afs. tho IJpf. 

cair.o in his pr r 'son : co ■ 'or ) sum of two hun- 

dred seventy seven livers, - ipon it is considered by 

Court that the plaintiff recover :■: tho left, the sun afs. anc his co:-;: 
about his suit in that behalf X] 3d, t] - »rcy. 

Louie Denogon ) 

) 
vs ) Ci se . : CO" 

) 
Boneventure Foshe) 

Bo H rem ■ , to wit, lur ion i co 3 Ijornnont oh 

tho lac- .' " s1 Court, to wit, the Ltte i . t : -car 

179C the said Louis sued s (callod a 

Capias adrespondendum) against th< sai tr« £ so 

on tho caso, which said Y.'rit is in tho words re ; ;, to 

wit, Terri - >r the Ui ITortl of t river )hio, 

S3. linited States to the sheriff of our . reeting: 

TT§ Cc you to i 'Custody ■ 

tho town of Vir.ccr.-co, Yeoma: if he may ho found in ; :vr bail .wic and 

him safely hoop so that you may have his body he.'.'. re r r Justices of our 

Court of Cannon ploas at Vincennes, in our sai ;. Knee: on • 

first tuesday of hove:.', r xt to answer 

his wife Sxoct. of tho late Pierre cd« 3 ploa of tr 

on the c :ect. ir 

as is sai" are have then there 1 3 "it, Pa rr« In ire 

presiding Justice of our said • r A Vincennes the fift y oi 

in the year of our Lord one t. seven ] undred & i "■• • 



Knox Cou ■ - 

Common : ■ •■'''..: 7! 3-99 

Protho y. or. which wr:ft is followj return , • bs o::ccutod 
■ wj hin writ, & dismiss* ' ordor C. V.'yant Sheriff. 

Page 64 . 

John Small ) 

) 
vg ) Case dam: 50 ! 

) 

John Wilson) 
Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the v jation and after 
the adjornment of the August Court which was in the year 1796, to.. it, on 
tho day of in the year 1700 the said John- Small sued out of this Court 
a certain writ of Capias (called a Canias adrespondendum) against t] 
said John Wilson in a pica of trespass on the Case which said writ is in 
the words and figures following, to wit, Territory of the hitei :: ites 
llorth west of tho Ohio Knox Ss. The Unit d £ vtcs to tie shorif : ' our 
said county of Knox Greeting "he command you to take the body of John 
Wilson Carpenter if he may be foun i: your Bailiwick and :/.. cafe".-- keen 
so that you ray havo his body before our Justices of our Court of Common 
pleas at Vinceni-.es in our sd. County of Knox en the first Tuesday of ! %- 
vor.ber next to ansvror -unto John Small Gun-smith in a pica of Trespass 
the case to the damage of tho said Small one hundred and fifty dollars 
which shall then and r ■ made to appear as is sail '■ have then ;here 
-cms writ Witness Pierre Gamelin, Esquire presiding Justice of our 
Court at .i-cennes tho seco:::". day of August in the year if our Lor one 
thousand coven hundred & ni . by six . untin Prothoy. on '-'.. 
is the following return, to wit, Ex cutei ■ : r 

h. . Shorif - 



Knox Cc - 
Common Floas Coi r is 1 

65. 

at the ret',;: - :'- of which said ..:-.'./; the partio: sear >ir >r 
persons j end the same ..cg continued until the next ten F< r t] 
to file his declaration, and at t! bruary r , to wit, 

day and year aforesaid ;as e ;inued 

until the next day and afterwards, to w t, 

the year 1797 the parties t - ire id the ~aia John Smai; filed dis c 
certain declaration against the said John V.'ilcon in a plea of Trespass on 
the Case, and there arc pledges for prosecution, to wit, John ~e^ & Richard 
Roe, which said declaration is in the \irords and figures fo] crai , to '..it. 
Knox County, to wit, John Snail complains of John Tillson in Custody of 
a plea c_"' Trespass on the Case for this, to wit, _. said 

John Vi'ilson before the first day of January in the year of our Lord 179-3 
at the County ads. was indebted do the saic John Small in the sun of 
seventy nine Dollars an I sixty two and a half cents for goods ws res 
Kerohi d sold i: delivered to hi the . a '. 

and request and the saic' ITilson bcin^ so ir in 3onsi rs rod 

afterwards, to wit, on the sane day and year -de. undertoc t re 

faithfully promised the 

well and truly content sane sun of Hone; whenever he shou'd 

be therounto requiued and d:: the said Defe] ; afterwards, to 

tdc first day oi^ January 1 • 3 at the County af s . was Indeb ed to t id 

1 L - iff i:. other sovent;- nine liars ;s "' • ec 

much money by the said Pltff don the said DeJ at the : • 



Common P] 31 3 Court : 796-99 

. . 

of the said 'ore that time czpei 

paid ' i ; s in eonsic r 

afterw ■ ■ ". _• ' s cc 

"and there under ■ 

he the .-■• ' . dol .re , 

2 ' . 1] ruly cc r r ho shouj 

bo the r untc 1 ■ .:.• required, Ilevorthel . . ;ndant i: 

v ise re .r ' ' 3 - "a3 ' un srtakl as 'oresaidj 

:':■'.- i L - cr ti! y 

said Plaintiff in this behalf tl . ey or rt therof 

to the 5! ' ff hath , but bo h: 

altc ;ethor r ' seel and still doth refuse to the ds ■.-.:''' . Iain- 

tiff one hundred & fifty dol ars, r 'or _•' > this suit. 

Y. C. Johnston John Boo & Richard Roe plodges, . t .7it. 

ay 4 
Judgment for seventy nine deli r ;s wheri 

oy the Court hat the plaintiff r;ocv».- :,' bhe Def. b: . sj : at of 
J . ai's. and hie costs 

Richard Harrison ) 
j 
vs ) T. C. da: 20( ) 

) 

■ 1 h.'.c:\ & '..' Ex) 

.- ieml red that heretofore; v/it, urine t] 

' the last Auj ust >ur ' ' ~ ■ ~ 

said Hie] rd sue< out of t] r called - 



Oc . • - -09 

LI / . 

(t Capias . 1 

- of ' rov version, v.' ,7r ros 

following, to wit, Territory of tho United of the 03 

Knox 3c. The Unite States ;c t) . "iff of our said Coi';r : r of K i x 

: Yi'g corn: and you to take into your 10I 

Lisa S: I'ary his wife, 1; ' • - , c thoir 

Sanuel Lloyd Chow, late of state of I.:aryla3 

■ ■ ' ': -I ok • safely kee so bhi r.iay 

Lr bodies before our Justices Df our Court of ( 

• saj by ' E : : < " first '-'•■■ y :: 

Richar Tison o :ai ' ry" A; 

SanueJ S Chew in action v \s rove: r ertior for a e 

negro girl, called Uint, about ;.'- ;] " Lrl 

about thirteen years old and o a boy called bill or .11' ' >oui 3 ■ 

' :;■" 

tl 3 said Samuel bo th Lchard Extr. as afd. bhe su 

two thousand dollars together with other dairjages as is said and '.-..-. 
there this writ. Witness Pierre (*ar;elin, Esquire - presidir J' stico of 
our said Court at ~ the fifth day of Au ;u: r of our 

Lord one the :;a;:d cev„ i ] ' six. 

Or which saic Writ is the • rn, to wit, s rve 

Writ Christophor his 22d. retur 

to wit. 



Co : 

Page 53. 

the 3rd day of November in '.. • year 17. 

attorneys s id the same was 3 tor '...-... 

to wit. .The August tor , to ruary 

the year one tho ninety . .v. , 

by their attorneySj and o of tho D b by his .. rnc r , 

Plaintiff was nonsuited where red by rt that 

Dof. recover of the Plaintiff hie costs about his 

expended and the Plaintiff i mercy. 

Antoine ] arc] al' 

\ 
i 

VS ) Cac \. : 

) 
Guinoll ) 

Be it remembered that heretofore t to wit, durir 

the adjor ; --' t] e August Z rt h was ir ic ye; r 1 . . t said 

Antoine suod out of this court *tain writ of Capias 

ist the said '/■■iLcll i.i a ?le r • o i] * 

'..'.•' is in the words and figures 1 ,, bo wit, 

United States Nbrtl west of the Ohio Knox Ss. ' : .z to tho 
Sheriff or our said County of Knox re bii g: We -he 

Guinell if ho nay bo found in your baili sly hoop so tl i 

you . h re hie body before our Justices c: 1 cur Court 
Vincennesj in our said Cou ty 'irst t y c 

. or unto Antoi ; plea of Tr 

— age of tho scid Antoi: re! 11 Eighty do" '.. ve 

hie V/rit: TTitness 1 ierro lir ' - ; J 



morx Pleas Co 

?r.-c 69. 

of our said Court at Vincoix year of our 

Lord one tha by six. 1 . rot' onot .- -. 

on which said .7rit is r burn, to wit, "Serve th< 

mentioned v.Tit this 24th ay >f Ootobr ..... . hich 

return towit ■ ' ITovo; iber 1796 t] 
the sane was c until th at t Fobrui ry 

following, to wit, the 1 of 3 r r; yoar 1797 t .-if; 
appeared in his proper person " dismissed his said suit, re n it is 
considered h; r the Court th dant recover his Coete about '.v..z 

defense in that behalf , . .;.t the Plaintiff take nothing for 
hie false clamour, but gc wit] : ay a in raercy - 

Kanuol Lie a ) 

) 
vs ) Co.cc D. 20', 

J 
Francois Guinell] 

Bo it remembered that heretofore, to wit, ' tr ;at:' t 

the adjorriment of tho August C sh was in the , 3ar 1796. 

Kanuel cued out of this Court a cortain writ of Las c . 

adrcspondendur., against the said Francois in a plea oj 

Case which said Y7rit is in the words e - es following, to ' , 

Territory of the united States ITorth west . Knox Ss. 

Unit - . to the Sheriff of cur sai •_ by Gr : 

c: and you to take into your of Francois . \.~ 

l. if he 3 l your ly 

'.. , - re that ,r cu have hi- y ■ ir ' >ticcs :. : r Jouri : 



1735- 

Fleas at Vi] s, o-r 

Nov©] jor next, t ] -oht. i • -~ z 

on the Caco to the damage of tlv .v. as :. 

twenty dollars as is said and have re " -. writ 

Gar.elin squir presiding Jus ice- of 

day of August in the year of our . . thousar • 

ci:: . ••-. 



Page 70. 

V.'rit is the following, r r bo wit, ,: . r. t) 
writ 24th October 1796. 5. V.'. Johnston, ). C. at whic , tovrit, 

the fourth day of ITove: bor . the year one ■ so ■-..--. and 

ninety six the jartios appeared o v.-as conti 

term, and afterwards, to -. t, t I n iry Joj 

10th day of February in the year 1797 the Plaintiff appoared in hi: 

ordered the same to i ..:.:;•-., \. consi< • 

the Court that the Defendant recover of . aintiff ! . s 
charges about his dci'onso oxpended ' th: Pltf. 
Francois Vigo) 

vc j Cane da : 5 

) 

Guinoll ) 

it, during 
:'"r. t of the ' Lch -.ras in tl 

: ■■ i out of ■ • rtain v.-rit of 



■ 

Common Picas Coi ■ 179G- 

. .- .. H on . ..." t] lc sa .- 

v/hich said writ is in the . r s ' " ■ -.• . . It ■ • . - 
of the United States Uortl .. >s Dhio, Knox So. 2 . to 

the Sheriff or our saj by of Knox. . : 

Lnole if h • .' livrxcV. and hiir 

you may have '.is body boforo our J _. : . ':::.;: d£ • .•'. !o . s at 
Vincennss, in our said oou ity - , on tho firs • vember 
next to ans 3r unto Fr pica Trespas 

the damage af 

"hen t] er Pierr t Leo or 

our said Court - 



71 . 
at Vinoonnos the . ust in t] 

coven hundred "- jjjg ty six. ! • Buntin Prothonotary. On which writ 
is the following return, to wit, sorvod the v." -•:•' , . 2 Dotober 
179G. C-. '.','. Jo nston B. C. A" return, 
November 179S the parties . arc in their - r per 

v/as continued until the next Term and afterwards, to wit, At t] . . bruary 
Torn following, to wit, the 1( year 1797 t 

intiff appeared in hie pro r person hie said suit, 

reupo it is considere Court that t] r • 

' ' his cost:, and Char« his defence behalf 
Pltff . morcy. 



>; 

Co. . C • ■ . - 

r 

) 

Cas . : 5 3 
Sous ) 

hor 'oro, to v;:'.t, ■ a : 

' ; of the las r • , . it\ 

of /oni"btod"7 in the year 

q Cortain writ of Capias ■ • ' st 

Louis of Tr vrha 

■ • . ;, Ltj ■ ■ 7 of th s Unit 

ho Ohio ;'ro:: ^-. rhe Uiaitec at to the Sheriff of ■ e 

. •; YTo cc you 3 Louis Soug • Jcv; if - bo 

ric ' ■ ■ ' y k at you be- 

our Justices of o-<r 3ourt of loc 

lty of Ija.ox or. the first Tuesday of 
La Jays of a plea of Tr )n t so the 

.-; Tiro ed dollars afi is sal : . . 

Witness Pierre Gamelin Esquire presiding Justice of our s •. - 



Pa G e 72. 

at Vinoonnes the fift] da7 • of our Lord c 

seven 1 r inety siz . , Pr fchonotary. o 

the ■ retur i be.vit, "sor bhin . • ' r 

sheriff" "which retrrn, ■! 

suit to bo lisconti hereupon 

I - : • I . s . 



urt 1793- 

John Small 

) 
vs ) C: da: GO 

) 

Be it rem 'ore, t, cur n 

the adjornment of the 1 ..;■. i :v r Court the said J< his 

•J o. Cert vrrit of - 

said v/rit is 
■ • f ■ • ' • . d . : . 

- ■ ... 

■ said count; re . - 

3tto of the -• r 

-cop so that nay hii 

: ' our C our an pi at V: res : - lty of 

in the firs y. Snail of 

Tom o.f Vincoimes Here 
of t] » Jo] • ' 

' bnoss Piorro Lro pros: 

at V '.' foi rtl 7 of - .• ' . .■ >rd 

san ' so^ hundrod i i ■ ■ r tary. 

vrrit :' 'ollov/infj rotur ■ , tc : . 

- >ned writ Chr Lsto ■ r 



: 
- 

75. 

;in ) 

) 

VC i : 

) 

it r • • • . ., ■ 

. of ;] ' ; 
nrit of scir ". " . 

' • ■ : " ' " • • .- , ~ '■ , 

:' 

3 G . I . • • ■ . 

■~--- r : . . 

- " r of our Lord c . . _- • 

--- --' - ' ' ' 3 

b of I " ' ■■ ■ Lr.f; in iox 

land rth " ■ 'or t: 

Curroncy (oxclusii 

r ■ ■ ■ 

ntthe Tenth r : ■ 

red to Lr.v., 

of the liortgage, • ordor 

"' ■ ■ : . 



02) 

■ 

Robert 
Lnco the aforesa: 

Page 74. 

;o the c 
rec it r .' still >■■ - 

sought the Justi leas for 

said lounty i r r ■ r behalf , 

. :.. . i 

land you I Sheriff - - - • 

you give no- -.;-'• : 

his v/if : irs ol - l::c said ._-. . jeacod, t< rsom • bo 

: r bef -re he rt of 

first Tuesday in February nex - ■ ; -..;- --; 

for t] v s why t a a .id : "■;-.• . -; ro: Lsos ou-h 

7 

oosti ;reeable c irritory aforcs* 

nati the first day of June in r ' our Lor 

hundred ;■ ninety iv ; ...- subjecting real est 

for debt". If they shall ;] f rther • 
said Court shall t] 

re I es of ; you shal 

'■::-: t . IVrl aoss . squir 

• >urt at . inco .• 

"•"■-'■ "•"- 3 hun r . '•- six. ■ ■ . • 



I o: . 
...on Ploa irt 

Writ is tho follov :: 

\7yant Sheriff in the presenct --. " ' 

■'■■' : retur of which said v/rit the saj . . lor 

i rs ro ar >r ■..',' 

- • .' 3 • - si bho ',.or la figures . , 



75. 
I -■ 1« ruar rn 1797 rt ' Ls own t r r 

■son cones here into Court and suggests that John ~. Dui! 
twenty eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one t .. 
a: ej ?y six executoi . mort u - 5 for f 1; .", r . 
Tcr!: of a tract of lend lying a: 

T arri . ■/ o Lta Lning four aero s in fr ■ • . ; 

bacj forty acres, bounded 

the north by Vacant Lands sic i s r3 by for the payne 
hundred <f- ninety ."'our pounds Twelve Shillings lien; York Curre: jy xc! 
of Lterest) that the payment was tc be irLr.de irunediatly after t] of 
the said Llortgage, And that the said Yieldran ' Par on the 
December in the year of our Lord one thousand sev r sty six 
rade and executed agreeably to Lav; an ass: ;] a sai r 

the said Robert Buntin it is suggested that s sv ra! ■ th e] 
since the said debt ought , : ' ' ' • 

yr^.ont yet remain tc , srefor *t ?r 

his suit 6i so ford . Buntin. 



- 
Common Pleas Court Llinutes 1796-99 

prococuti on. And afterwards, to .. ( : ye ..• afs. canq a 

Jury, to wit. John Small, Joseph Decker Jun, Lourient mo, 
Louriont Geruo, Edmund Poll;, Daniel Smith, Edmund Eittenhouse, Jacob 
-horn, Ambroise Dagene, George Catt, Patrick Simpson i Llichael Thorn, 
who being elected tried and sworn return the following Virdect 
of the Jury find for the Plaintiff t] s m of sever, h - tl irty six 
dollars with lawful Interest from the 1st day of J , her ipon 
it is considered by the court the Mortgage premises be sol' bo s isfy 
tho same with coots. 

Par;o 76. 

John Small ) 

) 
vs ) c. Da.: 500$ 

) 
C-ousaint Dubois) 

Co it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the vacation and since 

the adjornment cf the last November Cov.ru, to wit, the /amiite&7 day of 

^aaittedy in the year 1796 the said John sued out of this Court a Certain 

-.vrit of Capias called a Capias adre spondendum, against the said Tous 

in a pica of trespass on tho Case, which said writ is in the words 

figures following, to wit, Territory of the United States north west of 

the Ohio Knox So. Tho United states to the .' of our said cot 

Knox Greeting: Executed the within ontioned writ Christ 

Sheriff" at which return, to v/it, the cay and ye; r Id ci the 

Pltff in his prouer persor Lt is 

iiorod by the court that ' >sts 



U 
Co; -or. Pie xs r nutos 1' 



Page 77. 

Tousaint Dubois ) 

vs ) Cs.cc: 400§ 

William He Into sh) 
So it remembered that heretofore, x.o wit, during the Va'catior an -ir.ce 
the adjournment of tho last November Cotirt to wit, the /amittedy day of 
/o~.?x-'co&7 in tho year/omittedy the said Tousaint sued out c_" this C< 
a Cortain v/rit of Capias, called a Capias adrespondondum, against the 
said William in a pica of Trespass on the car.c w] ich s id writ is in the 
v.'ords and figuros following, ;o wit, Territory sf the 

North V.'oct of the Ohio, Knox Ss. The hited States to the sheri 'f of our 
said County of Knox Greeting: We command you to tain William Ifolntosh 
if he may be found in your bailiwick and him safely keep so that you may 
have his body before our Justices o_ our Court of Cosmon pleas at 7incennes 
in our said county of Knox or. the first Tuesday of February next to 
answer unto Tousaint Dubois admi tor of all an ■ lar the -oods 
and chattels rights and Credits which wore of Joan Dargwollier deceased 
in a plea of Trespass on the Case to the damage of the said Tousaint 
four hundred dollars as is said & have then there this writ. Witness 
Jar.os Johnson Ssc. presiding Justice of cur said Court a Vincennes 
Tho fifth day of hovcr.be r in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety six, Robt. Buntin Prothonotary. on v. \ : id writ 

is tho following cndorsr.ent, to wit, served the within men writ 
Christopher Wyaiit, Sheriff at w] ic] . *n, towit, y 'oar 

o,t parties in their • • bf . cer 

declaration against t] t. in a 



.: County 
Common Picas Court Minutes 1796-99 

Pago 73. 

caco and there arc pledges for prosecution, to v.".".t. John joo and Richard 
Koo, which said declaration is in the words and figures £ , to wit, 
In the Common pleas Pebuary Term 1797 Knox County Tousaint Dubois adminii 
-trator of all and singular the Goods ft Chattels rights ft credits which 
v:ere of John Darquelleur deceased in his own proper person ccr.ee here- into 
Court and complains of '.'.'illia- Mcintosh in Custody in a plea o_? Trespass 
on the Caco for that, to wit, that ffher William Mclhtos 

bhe fourteenth day of Juno in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 

idred ana ninety six, was Indebted to the said Jean Darquillour in the 
Sum of Five hundred and fort" seven Livers on an account stated and 
acknowledged by the said William Mcintosh became liable to pay -eo the caid 
John Darquelleur in his lifetime ft to the said Tousaint sinco the death 
of the said Joan the said cue- 1 , of Five hundred ft forty livers 4 1 ain ee 
therein indobtcd the said William in consideration therof r rds, to 

■ ' - ' ' ly 

promised that ho would well and faithfully pa; m of money when 

ho shou'd bo thereunto afterwards required - and further the ca;. 
Dubois complains that the said William Mcintosh is indebted to • ie said 
Tousaint adm. as afs. in the further sum of Five hundred and Forty liv rs 
for so much money beforo the day "■ year aforesaid had ft receivod of 
said Jean Darquelleur and at the special instance and request of hin the 
said William Mcintosh and being so therin indebted the said Wil! 
consideration therof afterwards, to wit, on the day . year 



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Common Pleas Court Minutes 1796-99 

Page 79. 

assumed upon himself and faithfully promised that he wou*d wel] it] - 
fully pay the said sum of money when he shou'd bo thereunto afterwards re- 
quired Nevertheless the said William altho often required the aforesaid 
snr. of money to the said Jean Darquelleur in his life time nor to the said 
Tousaint since the death of the said Jean hath not paid but hithertc 
pay the same hath and still doth refuse to the damage of the said Tousaint 
one thousand livers and therefore he produces his suit, John hoc ' hichard 
Roe Pledges. Dubois in person and afterwards, to v:it, the same day and 
year first montioned came the defendent in his . r person a. fondant 
the forco and Injury in the said Plaintiff, declaration complained of, 
and saith that ho is in no wise indebted to the said Pltff. as Is stated 
in his declaration in manner & for::, aforesaid and this he is ready to 
verify. Whereupon the said Defendant putteth himself upon the Country 
Van Mcintosh and the Pltff doth the like Dubois and thereupon came a Jury, 

»itj Joshua [arbin, Fatriok Bi ., . '..■ Fieed, 

Michael Thorn, CTeorre Catt, Joshua cDonald, John Crawford, Edmund Fatten 
-house, Joseph Lecher Jun. Edmund Poll:, and Louis Severe, who being olectod 
tried and sworn the truth to speak, upon the issue Joined 
do say v;o of the Jury find for the Defendant Ten Pr Cent as far as the 
accounts he has settled out of Toulons Estate Jean Pierre sta 



Cow Cour ■ -■■■ 

Pace BO. 

Potor Frederick ) 

) 
VG ) Case da: '17:' 

) 
Luko Decker adm.) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, dur: the vacation and after 
the adjornment of the last hay Court, to wit, the /omittod7 day of 
/omittedf/ in the year 1796 the said. Peter sued out of this Court a Certain 
Writ, of Capias called a Dapias adrespondondum, a ;ainst the said luko in 
a plea of Trespass on the Case which said Vfrit is i r s figures 
following, to wit, Territory of the United States North west of the River 
Ohio. Knox County Ss. The United States to the Sheriff of our said 
County of lino::. Greeting: Y.'e cemmanc you v summon Luke Decker Esquire 
Executor of the goods and chattels rights and Credits of the late Daniel 
Sullivan deceased if ho may be found in your bailiwick tc appear before 

our Justices of our : rt of Cc-.. b .. s in our saic cou 

of Knox or the ilrst - of November next to answer un r reder- 
ick late of the 'liver Dushe Yeoman in a plea of trespass upon the 3ase to 
tr.o damage of the said Peter forty seven dollars together with other dama ei 
as is said and have then there this writ Witness Pierre Gamelin Esquire 
presiding Justice of our said Court at Vincennes the fifth lay of August 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and n r six, R. 
Bunt in Prothoy. on which said Writ is the followin ; r rn, tc 
"Zxecuted the within vrri ■ *n, 

to wit, . her Tor e partios ar 

of the Plaintiff was cont . : i xt t r . rr., 

wit, the tenth ray of von h 



Common Leai ir 6-99 

t'. o Defendant appears 

was granted ."■ at tl o next - 

Page 81. 

Term, to. wit, the Second day of in r of our Lord t] sand 
seven hundred & ninety sever, the parties appeared, the Plaintiff by 
attorney and tho Defendant in his proper person and t] ire t] Plain- 
tiff filed his Certain declarati said J scla- 
ration is in the words and ■ followin ;, to wit. Territory of 
United States Uorthwest of tho River Chic ] unty in tho c leas, 
Luke Decker - administrator or all 

and Crodits which wore to Daniel Sullivan deceased of t] '• ' ' was 
suraaoned to Peter Frederick of t] - - afore saic 1] . ibid/ in 
that ho render to him forty seven dollars, "•■'. ich :ly detains fraa 
him and so forth and whereupon the said Peter Frederick by Gideon D. Pen- 
delton his attorney saith that the s-:'.- : Daniel Sullivan in his 13 i le, 
to wit, before tho second day of April w] ras in the year of our Lord 
ono thousand seven hundred and eighty nine in the county aforesaid 
indebted to the said Peter Frederick in the sum of Ei ;hty dollars and sevent 
five cents for work labor and service before that bine dor. arforned 
by the said peter Frederick for th< -aid Daniel Sulli" 1 is lifetime 
and at the special instance and request and being so ir 
Daniel in Consideration therof afterwards, to wit, ( 
year aforesai ed upon himself and tc 
did nromise that ho wou'd pay to the san r tho i it- 



Common Pleas Court Minutes 1796-99 

; Seventy five Cents when he s torwards thor ■ , 

and whereas the said Daniel in hie lifetime, to ..'' , .... 

year aforesaid in the Cor • said itor in 

the further sum of thirty eight dollars & Twenty five Cents for fifty one 
bushels of Corn bv him the sai I Peter to the - 



Page S2. 

sar.o Daniel and at his special instance and request bej r ;] cold 
and delivered, and Loir." co indebted the aforesaid del iider tion 
therof afterwards, to wit, the 2:. a 1 id in the county 

aforesaid assumed upon hi. to the s .• . r: then and • '. re 
faithfully promise thi 'oresaid Daniel the aforcss .id sum ' thirty 

eight dollars and twenty five Cents to the same r rick when 'd bo 
thereunto afterwards required - wou'd well a ly t Content. 

Nevertheless the said Daniel in his lifetii - nor the sai ..co the 
death of the said Daniel (altho of requested) t] 3 promises 
assumptions aforesaid in form aforesaid made in nc wise re ;ar 
aforesaid several suns of Money or any of the . t saic Pete 'hath not 
paid nor hath either of them paid, but to same or in 
Content the said Frederic 1 .: hath altogether refused, .'• L 111 
doth refuse to the damage of the said Peter 0. .liar; there- 

fore he brings his suit ■'■ so forth ledges to ros 
Roe 0. D. Pendelton Attorney for Pltff. and '. 
person oar.es and defends t] s force 
that he did not promise ss '.. ... ner an-' fc • 5 refore 





Co. lea 

ho putteth himself upon V. -. ■-,• a 

ry, to wit. sbert J , For , - • . min 
Reed, Lawrence Jared, _...-' J r .. Jacob hi:-, r, Geor 
Rittonhouse John Auctree, Solomon Ilenton, : Jo] , ej 

tried and sworn - 



Page 85. 

well and truly to try t] : issue <J~_::ce. upon their Oaths do ■ ; the 

Defendant did ass L i tanner and for ... ath 

declared , and they dc ^.zzc:.z: ..-.: non 

performance od that assumption to Forty se^ . ro it is 

consider dc by the court that the Plaintiff do recover od the Defendant 

the sua aforesaid by th r rs air "ir 

forr. aforesaid assessed tc of. sr wit his costs about i 

behalf expended & the Defendant in mercy - 

Christopher V/yant if sec. ^ 

) 
vs iebt: 120 livers 

) 
Luke dochcr adm. ) 

3o it rcneribered tliat heretofore, to ~.:l'c, during the vacati 

the adjornLient od the last August Court, to wit, the 

/o?;.Lt^edf in the year 1790. The said f-jris-lrcehcr cued out rt, 

a Certain Writ od Capias Cdlled a "e.-ias adrespc , 

Luhe, ir. a pica of debt, which sa; 

ing, to vrh, Territory of t. vrcst od •'. j Ohio, h::;x 

Ss. The United States to the aroner nty . ..:: • . 



(102) 

aty 
Cannon - : eas C -99 

Wo command you to s Lulre Dec - - 

far the poods and Chattels, :•' r 1 Sullivan 

docoasod, if ho nay bo found in your bailiwiol 

you nay have his body boforo our Justices of our 3ourt of iloas 
at Vincennes, in our said County of "no:: on the _' r of ITovenber 

next to answer unto Christopher ETyant Dsquiro ass: Igness Donnoyer 
Executrix of all ani singular the goods anc chattels rights and 
of Pierre Connoyer deceased of a pica of debt of oj ■ aty 
livers in peltrv to the - 



page 34. 

s of the said Christopher Wyant afs cj. afs. one hundred t Twenty 
livers, as is said and have t] sn there this Writ, Witness Pierro -:. aelin 
Esquire, presiding Justice of our said Court at Vincennos the fifth day 
of August, in the yoar of our Lord, one thousand cove- hun ninoty 
sire R . Bunt in Prothonotary. on \7hic] said writ is the following return, 
to wit, "Zxecutod the within writ Abm. Westfall Coroner". At which re- 
turn, to wit, on the fourth day of November in the year of cur Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and ninety si:: the parties a —cared in their proper 
persons, and on notion of the Defendant the earr.c v.-as continued until . 
no:ct tern, at ivhich Term, to wit, tie tenth day of Febuary in t r one 
thousand seven hundred f ninety :;■::::, the parties appoar f. 
craved an inparlanco until the next Tern which was granted hi ; 
1 v., to wit. "he Kay for.-: following, ';o wit, the sai 
yoar ono thousand scv l hundred ... id 



(ic . 

Knox Com 
Common Ploas Court Ilinutes ] 

the pltff filed his certain declaration aga: ist t ..■..• .1 a oioa 
of debt, which said Declaration is in the words an<3 f uros folloi7i] ;, 
to wit, Knox County, to wit, Christopher V/yant Assignee of Agness Connoyer 
administratrix of Pierre Connoyor deceased ns of Lu!:o Decker ad- 
ministrator of all and singular the poods and chattels, rights and Credits 
of Daniel Sullivan deceased in Custody ." of a plea of debt that he render 
unto him the sum of one hundred livers which is equal to t >llars 
lawful money of the Tpiited States which he unjustly detains, for t] it, 
to wit, That whereas the said Daniel Sullivan in his lifetime, to wit, on 
the 4th October 1736 Vincennes in the county aforesaid passec his Certain 
note in writing commonly called a 



?a G c 35. 

promisory nets signed with his own proper hand and to the Court now here 

shewn the date wherof is the same .'■ y oar aforesai ereby iow- 

le ;ed to be held and soaiid firmly bound unto the sai r 

Just and full sum of one hundred and twenty Livers, to be paid v:' - - v ■ . 

shou'd be thereunto afterwards required and after 

Piorro Connoyer she the said h-nuss Connoyer a ;ratrix a 'orcsa 

assigned the said promisory note to the s« Lstopher " r ya: , bo wit, or. 

the /omitted7 day of /omitted/ 170G by a certai rs >ent on the bach 

of the said promisory note s5 ;ned v/ith her proper hand of whicl 

so made as aforesaid the sai Decher admr. af orcsa: ' ■: tice 

reason of which and by Virtue of xl'.o laws of bhis Territory actio.: 

accrued to the said Plaintiff to demand and roc v 



Com ion ■ ; 179G-00 

sr Admr. af or said tto aforosi of o 
which is equal to /omitt< " one; ■ . irtl iless 

the said Daniel Sullivan doceased in his 1'-" • e as 

admr. afs. since the if the said Danie] y or 

any part thcrof hath not 10 ofton requi ■ 
to pa;* to the said Plaintiff hath altogether re ad still doth re- 
fuse to the damage of -oho said I" I aintiff ... red and tv. nty livers 
ar.d therefore he brings suit, John Doe •• Ric] .r , 5 for prose- 
cution ". N. Johnston I J . J. a 

comes & defends the force and injury >urae in 

manner and form, aforesaid, wherefore he putteth :r; r , 

ana the Plaintiff doth the like, a ;.. 3 6 Jur r , to wit, 
Robert Johnson, Thomas Jordan, Lawrence Gerow, Edmund Rit aouso, 
hinor, C-eor^e Catt, .'.'ov . Darrookman, lenjamin Reed, 
Auktree, Sol t'orrison and John Morrison who heir.- elected tr 

Page 36. 

sworn the truth to speak upon the issue Joined upon their C ths say 

that the said Daniel in hi.: lifetime did assume in manner and . 

plaintiff against hath declared, 1 y do assess t] 

by roason of the non performance of that assumption to /c:.' . .rs, 

w! reupon it is considered by the Court that the Plainti ■ • ■ 

the Defendant the sum af r bho Jurors aforesaid in their 

aforesaid in form aforosaid asses , to 

of bhe said decedents in his hands to nis 



(io6 : 

Common . 1796-i 

ho hath, if not the coots and charges therof to be levi ropar 

Goods •*- Chattels And the Deft, in I'ercy — 

William Mcintosh) 

) 
vs ) 

) 

Luke Docker Ad:?..) 
Be it rer.er.bercd that heretofore, to wit. during the vacation and sir.ee 
the adjornnont of the last November term to wit, or. t". e /omitted^ day of 
/or.itted'7 in the year 1796 the said William sued out of this Court a certain 
Writ summons, against the said Luko in a plea of trespass on the Case ::'. ich 
said writ is in the words and figures following, to wit. Territory of the 
United States North west of the Knox ss. s to the 

sheriff of our said County of Knox, r ;. We co .:::.'. you tc 
Luke Decker Admr. of all an singular the goods and Chattels ri ;s 
credits which were of Daniol Sullivan deceased if he nay be found in four 
Bailiwick so that you may have him before our Justices of o r 
Common picas at Vincenncs in our said County of Knox or bh« First 
of February next to answer unto Gillian ' clntosh in a cloa :_ rresoass - 



Pago 87. 

on tho case to the damage of the said William Mcintosh fifty dollars as Is 
said and have then there this writ, '..'itness Jar.es Johnson Esquire ■ ' 
justice of our said Court at Vineennes ] .. fourth day of November in bhe 
year of our Lord cne thousand sever. hundred and ninety six P.. ro- 
thonotarv on which said writ ic the following endor bo wit, 



(106) • 

Common Ploas Court ! inutes 17 - 

"Served the within men'Ufonod writ Christopher Wyant S3 oriff ." at yjhich 
return, to wit, the tent! ruary tho year 

hundred and ninety seven the parties appeared in their proper pors 
;he Defendant craved an imparl: :t ber v/hich v;i 

him at the next term, to wit, the day and year first < parties 

appeared in their proper persons and the Plaii f fi] d his Certain ^ecla 
-ration against the Defendant in a plea of trespass or. the car., /ore- 
are pledges for prosecution, to wit, John ~zo ' har 3 which said 
Feclaration is in the words and figures 1] , to wit. rri ;ory >f 
the Dhited States North west of bhe Ohio Knox ' Tern . Luhc 
hochor of the County aforesaid Esquire admij Lstrator of all and singular 
tho joeds and Chattels ri re ... iel Sullivan deceased was 
s " .:oned to answer to \'!±'. . f a ploa rej ..• it him 

!Pv/enty five dollars and 1/3G which he owes and ur;. . him 

and soforth, and wherei i s id ffilliam Saith that whereas 
Daniol in his lifetime, to wit, on the fourth day Pf Ho 1 
17GG at Yinconnes afd. in the ccv:vc;<- ufs. v:;\c indebted to 
in the sum of Twenty fivo "■ l/50 Dollars for or . ..:'. Jirth of ! 
the said William by him the said William to the - aniel a'.. . jial 
instance "• recuost boforo that time cold and delivered, and being so 1 - 
dootod the said Daniel in consideration th^rof afterwards, 
sane day and year above said at Vincennes in bhe "oresai i 
upon himself - 



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Common Pleas ' irt Minutes 1796-99 

Page 03. 

and to the said William did t3 

said Laniol tho aforosaid sun of Twenty fi\ 1 2 rs to the \ 

William when ho thorountc afterwards shou' i be required would well 

truly pay yet the aforesaid Daniel in his lifetime nor the said I 
since tho death of him the said Daniel altho often request not 
rendered to tho said William the aforesaid Twenty five ' 1 hilars, 
to the sane V.'iliiar'. aforesaid but hath altogether refused to ren r ;hat 
to him, whereupon ho saith that he is unjured and ' a.th damage to the value 
of Fifty dollars and thereupon he brings suit ' William Mcintosh and the 
said Luke by C-. D.Pondelton his attorney cones and dofe w .- . . nd 
injury and cays that the said Daniel in his lifetime dii 
manner and form as the said V.'iliiar: has set for ray., may 

bo enquired of by the Country, and the Plaintiff doth whereu on ca 
Jury, to wit, Hobort Johnston, Thomas Jordan, Laurence Gerow, E imund 
Rittenhouse, John Minor, George Catt, Abraham Barracknan, -onJ:..:.ii. Reed, 
Bphraim Jordan, John Auktree, Sol h'orrison and John Morrison who being 
elected tried & sworn the truth to speak upon the issuo Joined upon 
their oath do say that the said Daniel in his life time did assume in 
manner and for in as the Plaintiff apainst him hath declared and they do 
assoss Plaintiff damages by reason of the non performance of that assunp 
-ticn to Twenty five & 1/30 dollars and costs whereupon it is '.::. 
by the court that Plaintiff recover of the Defendant ■ "s. 
Jurors aforosaid in their Virdc form afs. 

of the Coo's .'■ Chattels of bho rod i; 

so much thorof \~.o I c.\.h and bhe def . 



(10 
Knox 

1796- 



Pa;:o 89. 



John Piorro Darquellear) 

• ) 
vs ) b: 300 Li", ra 

) 
Luke Docker ) 

Be i J c romonbored that heretofore , to wit, during civ \ ;er 

the adjornment of the August Court which was in the year one thous 

seven hundred and ninety si::, to v/it, tho /omitted/ da :_ j] itt = 

in the year 179G tho said Jean sued out of t is court a certain writ of 

summons against the said Luke in a plea of debt which said writ ic i:_ the 

vrords an" figures following, to wit, Territor; - United States 

llorth west of the Ohio, Knox Ss. uriff of 

o tr eaid County of Knox Greeting: V.c command you to sunmon Luke Eocker 

Lre Admr. of ail r : ' ;ular the C-ocdc a:: r ts anci 

Credits of Daniel Sullivan deceasoi your .iwick 

Lin safol; koop so that you . -• his body f J • of 

: 

first tuocday of Novem ar i sxt to answer unto John Fierr rqui! r of 
a plea of debt of t] roo hundred livers as assignee of Jean Pierre '. 
to the damage of the said John Pierre " irquilleur afs. 
hundred livors and have then there this writ Witness Pierr 1 - 
prosichir' Justice of our said Court at Vincennes 
in the year of our Lord one t' r ty 

mtin Prothonotary. .Trit is tho follow: It, 

sutod tho within writ, •: ■ • rotur 

rties aopeared and the sane was cont: 



(100) 

Common I I'inuto3 1796-i i 

whioh Tern, to wit, the ^obr following, bo wit 
February in the yoar 1707, the pari 

90. 
and the Defendant Craved and imparlance until the nex - r ., which was 
granted to him, at which time, to wit, the second day oi 
ccvo:: hundred ar.d ninety sovor. being t] e day & year first written, 
parties appeared in their proper persons an or 

said suit dismissed wherefore it ic considered )y the Court that ho pay 
costs. 

Francois Vigo) 

) 
vs ) debt: 141 livers 
) 

Luite Decker ) 
To it remembered that hero tof ore, to wit, durix 

x.'.\q adjorn) ent or the &.ugust Court which '■■'..: in the year one t] ousand 
seven hundred and ninety six the said Francois sued out of this court 
certain Writ of Capias, called a capias a resj ci, :st the said 
Lul:e in a plea of debt, v/hich said writ is in tl 9 words and fi 
following, to wit, Territory of the Ohited States Uorthwest c ..ic 
Knox County. The united States to the Sheriff of our said Co; 
Greeting: VTe command you that you summon Lui;c r aire ' Inin. - 
all ■'■ singular the "oeds and Chattels righ r iits of Dj - "dive 
deceased if he may be foi him safely Izcep so 

you r.ay have his body before our Justices of our f ( Pleas at 
Vincennes, in our said county a ' Knox .. the first 



(110) 
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Common Ploas Court Minutes 17! - 

next to answer unto Francois Vigo of a pica of debt of ono huns r 

thirty ono livers as is said s 33s 

Pierre Gamelin Esquire presiding Justice ox' our sa: ■. ; Vine 

the fifth day 0:' August in the year oh our Lord ono thousand seven . 

crod C- ninety sir; R. Buntin Prothonotary. On which said i.'rit is the - 



followi r< ;urn, to wit, "Execut 

Sheriff." At which return, to vrit, the fifth day of r : 

seven hundred and ninety six the parties E rod in ■ pi 3er pers 

and the same v::.3 continued until the next Term and the next term to ;<it, 

the tenth day of February in the year one tho sa Ired a hr.o- 

ty nine, the parties being celled appeared in thoir pro 

Defendant craved an imparlance until the next term which \ • hiir 

and at the next torn, to wit, the second da;.- of Kay in t] 3 year o: jur 

Lord one thousand seven hundred an ." seven the parti 

the game v:ac continued until the next day, at which time, to wit, the third 

day of hay in the year one thousand seven hundre ninety 3 

the day and yoar first written the parties being called ay oared t 

Plaintiff filed his certain declaration against th 

or dobt, and there- are pledges for prosecution, tc wit, Jc 

hoc which said declaration is in the words and 

Knox County, to v/it, Prancoic Vigo complain, of .or 

o. al] and singular the Goods btels r: ;hts £ 

Sullivan deceased in custody of a lea of • hi t? it . 





Co -.'.'.. 3-93 

the sum of one hundred ftid thirty one livers specie for this, to rsi$, 
That whereas t] sai Daniel in his 1 if < to wit, - 2" >r 

17C3 at Vincennesj in the county aforesaid passed ' in 

writing commonly called a pronisory note, sign* jer 

hand, and to the Court re shown the date who - ec ' ;ho s > day 

r - resaid whereby ho urn srtook anc then a tl ;r it "1 
>ay the said Plaintiff or order the ful] s s of one .. 
thirty one livers which is equal to — Nevertheless the said ^aniel 
nor the said Luke as administrator afs. the said sum of Honey or any 
Part therof - 



Page 92. 

to the said Plaintiff hath no: paid altho c juired thereto tc 
Groat damage of the said Plaintiff one hundred r 'S, and 

therof oro he brings suit John Doe •'- Richard hoe pledges to prosecute 

. ... Ja ion P. ''. - And the •■ ■ in his 

roper person and defends the force and in;' ry 
not assume in manner am >resaidj wherefore 

the Country, Luke Decker and thereupon came a Jury, to , sr, 

Lewis Frederick, Robert Joh st< l, Id .. > s Jor , John 

.-ee, Joh: Cardill, John \ '.-- , ■. icol n r, and Lauroj 
Twelve ^ood and lawful men vrho ".. . Lr ; elected tr: 
speak upon the issue, Joined upon their 
ir hi s lifetime did assume in armor <?: form 
hath declared, and they do assess his - . . . . 



(11! 

Cor. ..... 1706- 

of that assumption to Forty three dollare an< tv:a i 

from the 5 May 1789 whereupon it is considers 

Flair.tiff recover of the Defendant the suu afor by the Jure 

aforesaid in thoir Virdect aforesaid in for.', afor be 

levied of the "oeds and Chattels in hie hands to be a ' i / so 

much therof he hath . 

Laurence Bazadono) 
) 

vs ) 
) 

Luke Decker Acta. ) 
Be it remembered and hitherto, tc • the v;.c i ft r 

adiornnent of the August Court which ".vac in the year 



Page 93. 

1796, to wit, on the day of /omitted7 in the yoar 1796 ur nee 

suod out of this Court a certain ".hit of Sciric facias against the said 
Luke whioh said iVrit is in the -... rds a ... res following, -.o 
Territory of the United States North west of t iver, Knox County. 
The United States of America to the s'..ci-LCf of our said Con by r : •: 
Whereas Laurence Bazadone in July Terr. 1791 in the Court of Common pleas 
in the said County, by the Judgment of the said Court r 

: Decker administrator of all and singular h sods aa att 
aj Credits which were of Danie] Sulli' red 

■ s dollars for his damages which he had sustained by 
performance of certain promise assumptions made b" the 



(113) • 

- 

;.j. lifetime also fiftfbn dollars -gos by h 

his suit in that behalf expended a: -o by tho r 

Court, and now on behalf of tho .id Cour 

Justice c of the sane it i 

execution nevertheless of liat t yet re - or ■■'- ■> 

wherefore the said Laurenco hath besot his 

proper remedy in this behalf, and the Justice 

Willing that what is Just in this behalf shall be lone. C bhat 

ood ana lawful men of your County you givo Hotico to tho B! - 
Decker that ho be before tho Justices of the s the first iucs- 

day of February next to shew if \.c hath or can say anythin for hi. 
why the said Laurence ought not to have his - acution agai . as ad- 
ministrator aforeoaid for his danu nroc-; c30\;o 

of the Goods 6- Chattels, which belonged to the saic. Daniel at the tine of 
his death in his the oai: Luke's hands to be administered aocording to the 
force form and effect of tho 



Pago 94. 

recovery aforesaid if he shall think fit: and f rther to < recieve 

t the said Court before tho Justices of the sai 3 shall t] en an re 
consider concerning him in this behalf, and have of 

those by whom you shall -ivo h'n notice and t] •' . 

-son Esquire prcsidin ■ Justice c ' tho said Court i ia- 

cennes the fifth day of r one thous : id s , ' = : - :: 

R. Buntin fro thonotary, o ' following c n 



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Common Pleas Court . 170 3-03 

and return towit, "I allow this writ lot it he sealoc : 

"executed the wit] »r , S] sr: K.C. 

on the return of whioh said rit, to wit, . .- - 

sand seven hu: ■ a the parti i in jir p 

proper persons and tl ant craved andimparlance until berm 
which v/us granted him and at .... n y of Ilay 

i year of our Lord one thousand cove". ;y s i the 

Plaintiff appeared by C. '.'.'. Pendelton his attorney and the Defendant 3 
his proper person^ : laintiff filei his Certain Do " '&i u agnt. 
the Defendant which said deel ra - is in the words and figures follow- 
in •, to wit, "Territory of the United States Nc west c Dhio "Ivor 
Knox County in the Common Pleas Laurence Bazadono o . - ?":or 

administrator of all and singular the goods anc ts : 

which were of Daniel Sullivan Late of the said 
of a pica that he render unto him eight hundred < forty - r 

one half, exeluBive of Interest 

to wit, that whereas the said Lourenc Sazadone otherwise, to wit ; in 

Term in the year cf our Lord one thousand and sevei 

Paro 95. 

in the Court of Common Pleas for the County afores - 

of the same, tlie same Cov ■ xcennes in 

the Judgment of the sai< Court did recover of the si r nis- 

trator of all and Singular the Sc Chattels right ich 

'■- -e of Daniel Sullivan decease . 



dollars and or.e half which to 

c'\:c.;iccc oi' the same a-o tho County aforesaid was a .- ;s 

whioh he had sustained by reason of tho non per so or certain promises 
and assumptions made "o; tho said Daniel in hie 1/..: se, 

and also the sum of fourteen dollars and two t" irds of a dollar for his 
costs S charges by him about his suit in that behalf expended whereof tho 
said Luke Decker is convicted as by the records there a Court 

at the County aforesaid remaining more fully appoars which sai nt 
yet remains in its full force and effect, not satisfied ' reversed and 
tho said Laurence hath not had Execution therof upon tl \ iresaid 

' rm afores Dvorcd, w] . accrued to - 

Laurence to deman a; have of tho saic . .• rator as afore 
-saic' the said sum of Eight h - r r if- 

;her with Interest and cc bs fever in 

his lifetime nor the sai , icker istr r as afor 
often required tfte ■'":'' ... 

Paid but hitherto to nay tho same hath altogether r and doth 
rofuse, whereby tho said Laurence says he is predijudiced and hath j 
to the valuo of ono thousand dollars and therefore ! - uces his s 
and so forth Fledges to prosecute Joy- ] oe ;oe, . 1- 

ton Pltfs Atty. and the sai. • r here 

into Court and says that he b pence oug] . .:■- 

cut ion aforesaid against hin for "t 



Common Picas Co 

Page 9G. 

sum of eight hundred and forty three dollars tU3e he says 

that tVioro ic not any such record of b afoross ' ■ 'or as 

aforesaid in tho said Court of Connor pic r in- 

iag, ao ho the said Laurence by his writ a Dresaid 

and this he ic ready to ver-/£ra! v.'herofore ho pr if the 

said Laurence ought to have his es: tion aforesaj 

against him < soforth Luko Docker '.Thereupon it is cc Lder y the !ourt 

That the said Plaintiff have Judgment or? his debt aforesaid an ten 

dollars and twenty eight cents for his costs and charges about his suit 

in this behalf expended, and tho Deft C- 

Joscph Decker Jun) 

) 
~s ) Case da : SE 

) 
John N. Seely ) 

3o it remembered that hitherto to wit during the vacation a 

adjornment of the ISay Court which was in t] r 

/omitted/ day of /omitto<i7 in the year said h sued out of 

this Court a ccrtr.in writ of Capias Called a Capias , 

the said John in a pica of Trespass en th for 

prosecution, to wit, John Doe 8 Richard Roe, which si id writ is in 

words and figures following, towit, Territory of the United States Ilorth 

west of the River Ohio I no;; Ss. : nited States to 

sale 3ounty Greeting: h'o command you to take into your cus 

of John H Seily of hirer Du shee Yeona if . 

Bailiwick and him safely keep cc that y our Jus"i - . 

of our Court of Commo] at Vincennes in our said 



Common Picas 3< ic 17! - 
iirst tuesday of Au ;ust noxt to answer unto Joseph ■ .. oa of 

page 97. 

Trospass on the Case to the damage of tho said Jo- 1 of 

dollars as is said and have th erre Ganelin 

Esquiro, presiding Justice of our said Court at Vincenn .-• of 

lay in the year of our Lore" one t] red a ninety si:: 

?.. Buntin Prothonotary on which said writ is t 'olloi return, wit, 

"Sorvcd the Within mentioned frit Christoj r • ic?. 

return, to wit the first day of A year 1' arties bei 

ca] led they appeared in their pro >er persons a: at cr 

parlance until the next te] him, At :ct rem, to 

wit, the second day of November in t] 3 year 173C the part: 

appeared in their proper persons and on motion of t 

was continued until the next Term, At which Term, to wit, the nint 

of February 1796 the parties being called appeared in tl air prop.::- persons 

and with their consent all natters in dispute between them is r ■ eo 

Henry Vanderburgh, George Catt, John Small, Benj: - . 

of them, with power to choose and u ir , and • a 

by & at tho next Term under t] r r .. 

award whe . ; the J- ; this Court, 

the P.ay Term following bei ; ;hc xy yoar first above wri ton, to wit, 

the fourth day of Kay in the yoar one thousand seven hu 

seven, the parties being calle Lr proper 

■mpon ccco's the arbitrators ai res livered in t] Lcfc 



(118) 

i 
Co:., a ■ 1706- 

said award is :'.:: bhe word? _, . 

ion ploas Term of Kay 1707. rule 

Term last by the oonsont of p . • ; was ordorec 

ere nee botweon Jo-.;:: Decker Plaintiff i 

shou'd bo referred to Ilenry Vanderl , .. 

Benjamin Heed or a Majority of t3 

93. 
and that they should report 

at t] e next tern, The said referees, that is to cay • rburgh, 
Goor^c Catt, Bonjs Folx Ldored 

ations on both sides and ber 
the differonoe between rtios do a-.var 

dollars and his costs of suit Witness thereof they . . r r st their 
seals. :.. Vanderburgh^ oo. Catt(§!, Jn. Small s", g. 
i >on :' b is consid -■ - rt b] at "! Iff recover of 
Defendant the sum afs.- b; • .... . '. .r ' re- 

said in manner aforesaid £-. form afs. awarded and his costs and char 
about his suit in that behalf expended, and the Defend nt in sre •. 

Heyer Ilichaels) 

) 
& Cor. P.V. ) 

) 
vs ) Case 

John Papin \ 
"o it :• dberod that heretofore, to wit, duri: Lr 

adjor 



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X 

Co:. .s Court 

in the year 1796 the said S'oyer ..:; sued out o his c rt 
Writ of Capias, Calloc a ' .s _• 

. in r. pica of Trespass on the ' . 
and figures following, to .•' , ; rr 
of the river Ohio Yizc:: County Ss. 1 
the said County Erecting: "fe cc >u to atta 

. . - aements Go .' z ■ 
of St Louis in the King of inion (as is 
found in "our Bailiwicl: and a tr 3 retun ■ :e 'ore t 



99. 
Justices of our Court of . . - nes in 

for our Said County of Knox on the firs ry :.;..' 

and there in the sale Sourt to satisfy Is *■ 

Joisot BlealdLy otherwise Called Meyer Michaels '■ 

Trespass on the Case to ' ige said !.'e; .. .. s Jampany 
the sun of three t. ousand dollars. Hereof fail not, and Iiavo thou . . 
t] is writ, with your retur: 3re . fitness Ja; " 
presiding Justice of the s -seventeen 

hundred .'• ninety six* Roc . ■ itin • lich said writ is the 
following endorsment and return, to wit, "I allow this writ let it be 
Jed Janes Johnson" "Sheri] _ . Dubois 

within mentioned writ, Christopher V.'yant 2./---1. 'J :: . . Lch re • . the 
sane v.-as continued until the next term. At which -:•:• - Lt a 
day of Kay in the year one • : 



Com: ion Ploas Court ' 

Plaintiff being three tines solemnly o 1! r 

ho bo nonsuited, and that . . ;s. 

Robert Bunt in) 

) 
vs ) Case da : 157 ! 

Ambrois Dayne) 
no it rememberec ..r , to ,vit, during the vacation 

adjornment of the last llovenbr C >urt, to v.'.'.-; the day of , ;. d btc 7 
year 1796 the said Robert sued out of this Court a Certain :-.' ; of 
called a Capias adresj ainst the said Anbroisc " of 

Trespass on the lace, Trhich said v.Tit is in the rords follow- 

ing, to wit, 



Page 100. 

Territory of tha United States northwest of the Ohio Knox Ss. The Un: - 

States -co the Sheriff of our said County of Knox. Sreeti] and 

you to taho Asibroise - partner of the late Josap ] lee . if he 

ray bo found in your bailiwic : safely :ee ? so that you i 

hie body boforo our Justices op our Court 

in our said County of Knox on bhe first Tuesday of r ry next, to 

ans'v.'or unto Robert Buntin Esq. of a pica of Trespass on the Case to - I a 

damage of the said Buntin or.o hur Ir fifty s is 

said and " /' Ls writ, ."a :: Jo] :.. i, Z: 

Judtioe of our caid Court, at of ITo". 

in the year of our Lord one thousar red - six 

R. Buntin Prothonotary. ' 1 writ Ls the followi: re - m, ■ 



L) 

. 1 

" irvcd t in llentic ! r 'istophor Tr/ant" 

parties appeared and bhe sa - was co; \ bil : m, at which 

Tom to wit the fourth day of Lfey in the year sevontec i lety 

six being the day - \r f: .-.. . _■ , ' art; 

Plaintiff appeared by hii r he Defenda : ■ r person, 
and the plaintiff thereupon fil . is lertai 

fondant in a plea of Trespass on the Case - ire are pledges for prose- 
cution, to nit John Doc '■. Richard foe which said declaration is in the 
words and figures following, to wit. Knox County in the Don 
May torn 1707. h_ ibroisc Dayne v/as attached to answer Robor . in i:: 
a plea of Trespass on the Caso and so forth " whereupon the sai - . 
Gideon Davis Pendelton — 

Page 101. 

his attorney complains t) r is the - Anbroj ;r with 

■ idttc • with t roisc for the 

first day of Novoiaber in bhe y r of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and ninety si:: was indebted to the saic Robert Lc t 3 i jns h 
and eighty livors and eighteon sous for goods wares 

foro that time sold and delivered "07 the said Robert, to the sai Airferoise 
and Joseph and at their special instance request of which presumes 
sair" Ambrois and Joseph becar.e Liable and each an r Lable 
to pay to tho said Robert t] sai livors & 

ei •' boen sous when They shou'd be thereunt ; r 



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so liable the said J ■ Josoph underto' 

well and fait! sum of r.oi V s ' ■ 

bo thorounto aftorwa "da required • ~-j- 

i nor eithor of them (altho ofton r iiro< 
t ;ho said Robert hath not ^aid '. ' ] it! ::-. tc ly the s and 

the said Ambrose still dot' refuse to the damage of the ; the 

sum of one hundred t: Fifty seven dollars and therefore cs >.is 

suit : co forth. John Doe & Rio] ■ gos Pon< >r 

and the said Ambrose in his pr >j ir srson come 's the forco ! 

Injury v:'. en and saith he did not a^^ no upon himself in 
aforesaid wherefore ho putteth h i : 3lf upon the country the Pltff like 
-tri.se a thereupon came a Jury, to v/it, Robert Johnson, Jonathan Conger, 
George Catt, John '.'.. Seily, John Auctree, John Baird, Joseph Decker, 
Sebastian Frederick, Jacob LCiner, - . • ■ ric!: Solo 
John Munston, twelve good .'■ lawful men boin;- elected tried and sworn the 
tr-nv • y f 

defendant did 

Pa~e 102. 

assume upon himself in manner and for.:: as bho Plaintiff against hi 
declared, and they do assess, the Plaintiff ." » by reas 
non performance of that Assun >tion to Tr; aty s von 
a dollar, wherefore it was coi sidered 

recover of the Defendant the sum aforesaid by the Juror Lg in 
r Virdict aforesaid in f r af resaa ■ 



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Co . i ■ - 

& charges about his suit i. 
Mercy. 

Jo"; in Wilson ) 

) 
vs ) C. la: 

) 
md dltuo:bb:.usc) 

bo it ror.oubcrcd that hitherto, to wit, the v 3 r 

the adjornment of the last November Court , to wit. Phe day of ,"" 

in the year 1796 the said John cued out of t! is court a writ of 

Capias, Called a Capias Adresponder ilnst the in a plea 

of Trespas on - which said wri t is in the words •_ II 

-ing, to wit, Territory of t. . Unit l- itcs Ilorth wost of t - Dhio Knox 

Ss. The United States to t) 3 Sheriff of • ' sunty of Knox 

Greeting: be comrand you to ta ittenhouso of t! : 1 ity 

-said Parmer if he may bo found bu your b liliwiclc ?ely keep so 

that you nay bare bis body '. J ;es of our Souri cnon 

pleas at Vinoonnes, in our sai tho t y of 

:"-. :•; next to answer unto John Wilson SO dollars .., i have 

then there this writ Witness James Johnson Esqi ire pros rtic 

our said Court at Vincennes - 



13d. 
the fourth day of November in the year 
. mdred and ninety six on which : lid v.Tit is the following r ■ ■ 

" : Jcrv- : ''ithin nentio jd writ ; •' _•'—.. 
.-.. the barbies apoearod and b] 3 sa; 2 was .- ' 



( 

Con - 

■ , at which Torn, to v. 

i th< r thoir conser itters 

in dispute between then was refered to Thomas ■' .r 

award is to bo Eide the Judgment of this Court, an ■ ■ . , , the 
fifth day of "cr- ane thousand seve • Seven being the day 

I: yoar first above written the Ltrator br sir 

whioh they awarded that t3 fendant of 

sevon shillings and ci:: penc< -of ore it is c 

that tho Plaintiff rcco-. . .• tho ar- 

bitrator aforosj L heir awar : aforosai recaid avj ■ 

Aiab r o i s e Dagene ) 

) 
vs ) Case Da: 100-,; 

Joseph Dautriese) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the Vt .'tar 

the adjorrr.ont of the last ITovember 3ourt, to wii , t] c /omittedy da; 

'■■'"" a ■ ' "93 

Certain writ of Ca-iac, ca api is adr 

Joseph in a pica of Trespass on the Case, which said writ is in 

words and figures following, to wit, Jerri ary - ates 

North west of the River Ohio Knox Ss. ;o -'Jr.c Sheriff of our 

said County of Knox . . ; 

if he may be found in your bailiwick and ] 

have his body bo:" ore our Justices of our 



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Cora , -00 

Pago 104. 

Common Pleas at '. . 10 . es, .. • . ■.- ■ . sday 

of P bruary next to answer '.lea of roi 

the Ca.ce to the damage of the said Dagene 's as f 

:. .arc then there this writ, '."fitness Janes Johns "esid: 

Justice of our said Court at Vincennes the /omitted^ day of 

the -ear of our Lord one thousand seven hundrei sax, . . 

Prothonotary. On v:hich said writ is the following return, 

the within mentioned writ Christo ; Sheriff" r bho 

parties a--;co.r3 ; in their pre was cont n 

til e::t tor-., at 1 . tc wit, tho fiftl day of . ; in the 

thousand seven hundrec first wri 

the parties being called the f. rt Ln his 

attorney and confessed Juc jaent for Forty four doll:. re twelve 

cor.te . Y/hereupon it is co :' sre< by court that th P! biff r sover 

... SU -'- . ...... ' 

his suit in that behalf expended .-c; r . 

Charles .. " Co) 

) rt. 

vs ) de". . 

) 
William. Itolntosh ) 

Be it remembered that heretoforo, to wit, duT 
adjommont of the last ITovembor Court, to wit, the /omit- 
in t" e year 1793 the said Charles sue 

Japias, Called a Capia r , liar 

of it w] ich said writ is in tho words 
Territory of t .. United itates hor • 



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■ 



?he United StatoG to 



Pa~o 105. 

County oi" line:: G-reetinr: - ... . to take 
if ho may bo found in your bailiwick am hi safely keej so ] at yo' may 
have hie body before our Justices of our Court of eoizion plsas at Vlncennes 
in our said county of Knox on the first Tuesday of - o" ruary . ixt to answer 
unto Charles Kabb ft Co in a plea of iebt of or Lxty si:: 

dollars and sixty six Cents to the damage of the said 3harles ITabt 
one hundred dollars as is said and have t' en t' ere this \ 
Ja v -.cs Johnson Esquire, prosidii Leo of our said Court at Vinc« 
t] /omitte / day of November in . r of our Lord one sand seven 
hundred and ninety si:: Robt. Buntin Prothonotary. On which said • rit is 
the following return, to wit, "Served the Within Mentioned her 

Yr-ant Sheriff At which, return the parties appeared, e 
filed his certain declaration against b it In a sbt, 
and there aro pledges for prosecution, to wit, Join Doe ! . '-■'■, 
Which said declaration is in the -:oi-' . .: following tc wit, 

Knox County, to wit, Charles liabb ft Co of Kentuclc lounty, 

Connlain of William Mcintosh of Knox 2c rerritory of th 

States "forth host of the River Dhio in Custody ," of r 

this, to wit, That wheras the fill ion on the Twelfth la;/ of Jv 
1733 passed his Certain note i. frit: call 

subscribe his own proper hand Seal, 
da;- ■"• year aforesaid, v. • -tool: 



Common Ploas Court 

promised to pay the said Itabb and or ordor the Ju< 1 sun 
o_" Fifty pounds specia Vir i . a . y 

si:: dollars and sixty six cents c rr Ley, to be to the c - 
& Co - 

Pace 10 S. 

or ordor on or before the fifteenth day c_ 

of the said note and whensoever he s i be afterwards t] • ully 

required. Nevertheless the said irf'illiam in no wise re .r ' ; his r Lise 

undertaking: so -ado a: afores paid the said sun - 

to the said plaintiff or any part ;' arof altho often required thereto to 

the damage or the said Plaintiff one hundred dollars ther 

this suit & Join. Boo '■ Richard Roe pledges for prosecution 3. \'i. Johnston 

?. C-. Whereof the Defendant craved Oyer a: i itii the next 

torn which was granted him, and at the next ton:., to wit, t] a 

of ilay in the yoar of car Lord one th< re seven 

being the day . ;■::.:• first written, the rtic bei; 

appeared by '" . V.'. Johnson ) Ls attorney and . ill satisfaction 

for the debt and damages aforesaid - 

Jharles Habb '■ Co) 

) 

Willis i iiclntosh ) 

Bo it remembered that heretofore, to Y/it, - r a vacati 

t) a adjournment of the lac - '; ] .■•. . ho year one -. 

seven hundred & ninety sis the ."..' rtair 

'. _' ' . oT Capias, Called a Capias adres . aid 



Gc. 

in a pica of dobt. V/hic] laid • a >llc / , 

to wit, Torri" - 'the United State • • 

S.c. The Unitod States tc . ■ 

V.'c command you to take Yfillian I'd your 

wick :"• him safely i:ecp 

Pago 107. 

so that you may have hie ". o ly iei r Jin ;ices of ■ >ur 3f 

pleas ab Vincej .3 in our • on the fir 

iry next to answer unto Charl< in a pie t 

hundred and ci::h- r ch: dollar: 

said Charles Nabb. c. . is 

writ, \7itness Jar.cs Johnston squin , 

at Vincennes the fifth i-; r oi Uovenbor in the year oi' our . 
sand ceve . hundred and ninety six . ..'.:.■ ry c 

fir it is the following return, ho . . the withi 

Yfyant Sheriff" At w] r the plainti 

declaration against the dof< 

is in the words 1 I ;uros 'ol .... , 

Nabb ' Co of Jefferson Comity Cor.r . 

and Territory r of the Unitod States V.z--'j.':: ..hot of , r er ... 

of a pica of debt do:- hhn to wit, that 
twelfth day of June 1796 passed his corta: 

a promisory note s r r ■ 1 . . 

dato "/hereof is the same d oresai , w or 

re 



29) 

Common Pleas Court " - 

order tho Just and full sud i ' 

oo ono hundred arc sixty sis ; 3 be 

paid to the said "abb ' Com r order on for 

of September next en: • ou'd 

be thereunto thereafter lav/full; r ircd, 

in no wise regarding his promise s 

Page 103. 

undertaking so made as aforesaid hath :. oi 

the said Plaintiff or any part Sterol' altho often requ: 

damage of the sai; : . Plaintiff one hundred collars and \ . r brin s this 

suit - John foe and Richard foe pledges. G. '.'. Johnson P. G. - a;-. :re- 

upon oho said Defendant craved Oyor anc a. r lance until torn 

which was granted him. And at ths next -'::•::, to wit, t' 3 sev of 

May in the year of our Lord: one thoi cane seven hundri " ..' 

Parties boin^; called the Plaintiff appeared by his attor 

Satisfaction for the debt and damages aforesaid. 

Henry Pea ) 

) 
vs ) Ca : Da: 20 

) 
Reason Yfebster) 

Se it remembered that heretofore, to wit 3 itior after 

adjorament of the Last Fobrui ry ■ ., . y of 

^omitted7 in the year 1797, tho 5: i iry rt 

Certain 'frit of Gapias, Calle a in, against the said 

Reason in a plsa of Tresj iss ' - ■ • . 



o) 

Cora as Coi rt ] im t ... '. 79 ;-.' . 

and figures following, to wit, Territory o St 'est 

of bhe G:iio. lino:: Gc. The ;os to the s ■ .-.-. 

of Knox Greeting: "..'c earrasand you to take Reason Webster if 

found in your bailiwicl so that you ] 

before our Justices of our Court ( ... , our 

said County of Knox on the first Tuesday of J'ay next t 3r 

?oa oT a plea of Trespass on t] 

Two hundred collars as is said and have t ro this V.r ess 

Fiorre Gamolin Esquire presidin ■ Justice of our said Court it Vj 

the tent;: cay or Febru ry t ye r of our lor . one th rev. 

hundred ' ninety seven - . nti Pr thonotary. or whicl said v.rit is 

the following return, to wit, Kept off by force 1. "..'. ' t 

Pago 109. 

Christopher V'yant /vdm) 

vs ) Case da: 50' 

) 
Luk ■ Dec :er Acini ) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, durin ■ \ vacatic 

the adjornment of the last February Term, '" T day of 

/omittedy in the year one thousand snvexi 

said Christc er su d oui 

a "a^iae adrespc - 

the case, which said v/rit ic 1:. \. 5 wor ' \- , : 

Territory of the United States ITorth west of the Ohio Knox 

d Statos to I jf our sa ouni • : 



■ 
Com s C ' ' - .. 7 - . 

command you to svonnon Duke Docker - itrator of 

ceasori if he nay be j .• hat you nay 

boforo our Justice e of our Co - -... at Vj our 

said County of Knox on tho fir 

complaint of Christoj • -. . f 

a pier, o'" 1 Trespass on tho cane to 

fifty dollars as is said, and have then t] r - v.Tit - .'fitness 
Piorro Gamolin Esquiro presid: ; J of our said Court a 
the tenth day of Febrv .ry year of our Lord; one 
hundred and ninety sev ... ■ - which s&: rit is 
"the following endorsment, tov.-it, die:-. ice". . Plaintiff. 

John Oar; jy ) 

) 
vs ) Case da : 3C 

) 
John Schoffield) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the v 

tho | . " • • ' "--- 

— — 

Remitted/ 7 in tho year 1707, the saic Plaintiff sue .- : o 
a certain v.Tit oi' Capias, called a Capias - 



Pare 110. 

adrcc : endum, against t] 

Case, which said writ is 5 . a id figures 

Territory of tho : f our sa: 

Knox Greeting: h'c o : i you to 



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Common Pleas Cour lutes ;-! ! 

found in your bailiwicl! keep, v ;.ic 

body before our Justices of o p Court 

our said oounty of Knox on ■-. rst A uosc - next, 

unto John Garsey of a pica of Trespass, 03 of 

the sai< John thre r *s as is said and - " x 

v/rit Witness Pierre iro pr r 't at 

Vincennos the /omittedy day of /emitted/ i r r o;:o 

thousand, seven hundrod and ninety seven. R. Ln ?r . .. ■ ar ', on 

which said v/rit is the following return, "00 wit, ,: - ardor 

of the Plaintiff zo.-/z the sher: hristot r F/yant" 

Tousaint Dubois adn.) 

) 
vs ) ase da: 150$ 

) 
Decker 1 1 . ) 

~e it remembered that " r ;ofore, to •.. 

tl s adjorra 9nt of the last ■ • ■•_- > - c0 y/it, t! a ~ v "7 y of 

_'_•'-■. 

certain writ of Capias, ' ' . said 

in a pica of Trespass on 7; .'.,•• sai v/rit is in ti v/ords 

and figures following, to wit, Territory of - 
■".vest of the Ohio Ss. s to the Sheriff of our : 



Common 

Page 111. 

Greeting: V.'c command you ko ... 

ministrator of all and sin Is -edit: 

which vero of Daniel ' , r baili- 

wick so that ho ray be Tor our Justices of our 
VLnccnnco, in our sail of Knox en t' . ?irs' 
to answer unto Leusaint Dubois Adm. of all and si lar sods 
chattels rights and credits which vrerj of Jean P. Darq 
in a plea of '.Trespass on the Lnt 

Dubois as adm. on- h ':•.■ . _r: as is saic 

there this Yfrit. Y/lt ... 

our said Court at !5, the 1 year 

Lord, ono thousand, sei hundr ..... bary. 

on which said writ is bho followinj return, to wit, "Serve . hin 
writ Christopher Viyant Shoriff K the parties 

appoarod and the pla Larction 

Defendant in a plea of trespass or the Case, ar s for 

prosecution, to wit, John Doe ! Richard Roe, -. 

in the v/ords and figures, to wit, in the common pleas 

Term 1797. Tousaint ■ >is adm. c 

hue Lecher adr.inistr :.■' r 1 Sullivan deed, in 
r.lcz. of Trespass on the r sum c 

■ re . Livers "..rich from him he un; ly .ins for 
that whereas t" e said Daniel in hi s 1:' to wit, o 
of June 17C3 at the town oi Vince: - his cor ' ■ 



(].:-■■ 

Co..:.: on 1 

inly called a promisor; at , s r - to 

the court here shcvrij t' a dai i ar it 

-lodged hinself to bo hole", and - 

:-r.-c 112. 

firmly bound unto Jean Babtisto constant on his order in t] 

three hundred livers to bo paid when he should ho thereunto lfterv; 

required, and the saii Jean Babtiste Constant afterwards, to wit, on 

the 11th day of Au ;ust 1738 at the town of Vincennes 3 

b- his certain endorsmont or. the back of the saj .... 

contents therof to be paid to the £ Lour of -which 

assignment so ::ccc as aforesaid the said Danl. S ' livar ':.. vot , by 

reason oi which c.nz by virtue of the laws of the lend the saic liel 

Sullivan became liable in his lift Luke since bis 

death to pay bhe said sum of money when thereunto rv; r r Lr . . 

,— ■ - 1 - q g the saio Daniel in his -;-:-"• ~ -■--• - - - . --■- ^ ~--> •■ " Lu^*e s * n c° 
his death altho often - . . . - aforesaid z-—. of mc 
but hitherto to pay the same i - ke still doth alto- 

gether refuse to the damage oi the said Tousain .' r r 'v - 
hundred dollars and V. ■ lodges C^'.'-- Doe .' 

C-. D. pondelton P. G. and the said Luke in ! -oper persor 
hero unto Court Bind says thi & for - 

B . ' •..•'•'.ore fore bo put - ■ V the 

] * \> to wit, i] •, Joseph 



(!■• 
I jnox 

Cor.-. .0:1 

- 1 I r house, Jo] A.u ■■' ;roo, ... ' . , 

John K Soily John Baird, •• 

elected •cried and sworn the tri ■ ■ issue <] J inon 

their oath, do say that x' c said Dani >1 .' 

manner and for:, as the Plaintiff hath declared, an : as: 

Plaintiff damages by reason of the non perfor ance ion 

Page 113. 

to Twenty Two Dollars, with in 1 besides his costs, thcrej 

is oonsidered by the Court t] b the s st 

the said Luke administrator as . . s resa fury 

afore caid, in form aforesaid assessed, 

;.' ;ht cents for hie costs r ss aforesaj 

now here with his agej icrease adjudged, v; Lc 

whole amount to th ollarc ninety oight 

Luke in mercy "■ 00 forth. 

Tousaint Dubois) 

) 

vs ) Case 50 , 

) 
John Small ) 

T :c it remembered that heretofore, to wit, during the Yaca ' since 

the adjornment of the lasi ■ ., to wit, the /omi' ted 

_ ittedJT in the year 1?: ausaint sued out of ■ 

certain V.rit of Summons against .. res 

the Case, which said writ words j ' res followin , ;, 

Territory of the United Stat< 5 ic I'r.o:: Ss. '_" 



. - 

United States to the : ■ : do 

wj to summon < • i 'the 

9la r its ft credits which wore of John ■ . Togo doc. i y be 
l.i your bailiwick to personally appoar befor 
of our Court of - at Vincennes 

our said x uesday of ay next, t] en 

thore in our said Court to answer 1 \ of ■■:'.!" " 

L'obcrt in a plea of - 

Pace 114. 

Trespass or. the Case 

dol! ars, and of retui 

quire presiding Justice of our sa r t 

of ] abr ar; .... the year of our Ler , sevc 

seven P.. Buntin. Pr r - sai is the fol! re- 

turn to wit, "served the within writ. ] ris : her ■ 
which return, to wit, the day year - irs 

by his attorney and the Dej it in his propej laintiff 

fil his certain declaration against the Defen 
on the C.sc and there arc pledges dor prosecuti , John 

.arc hoc, which said fcion is in Lgurc: 

to wit, Knox County in t] y Terra 1797. 

of all and singular t] bels r: hts 

v.'oro of John - Toga decoasod was 
in a "lea of tresoass : -■"".. : 



Co. . 

.rod & sixty two live?! 
Tousaint Dubois by G. D. elton ] 

John Babtist - his lifetime to v/it, on 

Octobor in the year 17 note in writ: - sailed a 

sory n sign propor ] 

to the Court now hero shewn the date wherof is on the sa: , 

r aforesaid whereby ho srtook pay to 

Gillian BLobert or order the sum of ive 

fifteen sole when he s » required 

-.Yards, to wit, on the 10th of October 1796 He the said >7illiam - 

Page 115. 

srt by his certain endorsement on promisor 

note signed with his ■ ■ hand ordered the contents therof paj 
the said lousaint Dubois of which indorsement 
said John Small had notice, e; r Vir 
oC the Land the said John ... Touga in hie life 
Small since the death of the said J. 3. Toga became liable : 
said sum of money in the si i note m : tioj ed ace >r 

and effect therof. Nevertheless the said J .■ 

nor the said John °nali s' • 

' i, but te pj • .. e same have r r 

a •: of the said lousaint five h 

his suit ;• co forth Pondl • ... - . 



Co::cvion Fleas Court -99 

Richard Loo and the said ■ 

, and says bhat . r -.',..• 

:. reforo ho puttetl ' upon t! . Jo ltry, • so. 

And there upon cane a Jury, to v/it, Jon:.tLan., tnar rmscj 
N. Goil--, Jo n Aucktry, Joscp": Decker, Jo] iird, - : 
Munson, Robert JoLnstcn, Senoral II. Johnston, Louis Se , j 

who being elected tried and sworn to try t issue Joi their 
oaths do say that the Deft, did assu 

against hath declared, and th y do assess the Pltff d: by r< 
tlic non performance of that assumption to one r " seven 
dollars "_■. fifty eight cents, wherefore it io consi 

Pltff. do recover against the said Def. a . ,s .fs. his damages afd. 
by the Jurors afd. in form afd. assessed, together with his eosts and 
charges about his suit in that behalf exuendod rcy 



Page 116. 

Pleas at Vincor-rxs in the County of lire:; and Territory of t'r. 

States forth '.Vest of the River Ohio, before . ■:•. 

ston, and Louis Ldolino Lscuires Justices the thin - in 

t". 3 year of our Lord one thousand, seven ! sven, 

Jarr.es Sullivan) 

) etc. 

vs ) debt: 1358. 7C 

) 
Luke Eochcr ) 

Lc it rcvACrfoerod that heretofore, to wit, 

jornment of tho Au -' 



: 

Cc. 

GOV., i hi -• • Lt, 5 ' ' /\J 

in the year 1793. the said Jame 

of Capias, called ■ ;ho said 

as afs. in a pica of dol t, which said wrj 
following, to -.-;:.t, Territory of 

River Ohio, Knox County Ss. 1 s to the Shor 

said Court;- of Knox Greeting: "... cor; ~. ■ ad- 

ministrator of Daniol Sullivan, In your 

b '" iwick to appear b r r Justices of ■ Court of Co: 
Pleas to bo holder] v for our said County oi I£aox or. 

first tuesday of November - in our .. ..' Court to 

rrer unto James n late of the state of ucky i a lea of 
d b Tor ore thousand three huj r . fifty - ■'. 
eight Cents a; he saiti one thousand three hundre i ' ty ht 

dollars and seventy eight Cents damages which shall t3 

117. 
there jc made to at >ear, and of this • •:.- 

^ : ic;-ro Gamelin Esqu re Lng Justice of our s - . •.■ 
the fifth day of August in the year of our Lord, seven 

hundred and ninety six .;. Evmtin rrotho.y c Ld wr 
follo*.vi r r , to wit. "Exocut 

riff" 1 . ties appeared s ■ 

continued until the nex at : wit, the 



- 

to wit, the I ... 

seven the parties appeared - ra- 

tion against the ~^clc. . j - s for 

prosecution, to wit. Jo. _ :har 

ic in the v/ordu a -os following, to wit, jnox County, to wit, - 
James Sullivan complai rator 

-lar the roods and oliatte] - - ■ 
ceased late of Knox Coi 
of debt, that he render 

; dollars and seve its l&wfu] 

which he owes and unjustly detains for this, 1 ' at wher 
said James Sullivan at the ■'.. 3?er , Viz. On j 
April one tho sand seven hi 

sessions before the Jud ;es of the rt the 
Kentucky in the County of Jefferson "by the nts of tho gc;_. 
did recover 
of Four hundred & seven 

Page 118. 

pounds twelve shillir 

said Jozr.cz in the Court of uarter sess: 

Afs. were . the r 

of tho nonperformance : ■ ■ ■ Ln his 

lifetime, as also his sosts 

s lit in that behalf ex - roof tho • 



11 

..'... ia convicted by i 

sessions at Kentucky was 

.rs, which said Jud mont yet • 1 

not satisfied or rovers ...js hath not i 

o::ecution on the Judgment aforesaid whereb 

3nt or any part there 1 cti . . hi bh .ccr 

Janes to demand and have of the said Luke Decker Adm. 
3 ' tl iri - »n hundred and Fi , Dollars and sev 1 

ful money of the Territory aforesaid fovertheloss, the c: L 
altho often requirod the said s of ~o:.cy to the sai 
hath not paid the sane or any art • , 1 to the 

Lff t ■ ' • ' - 

damage of the said ir 1 *eci 

seventy oi ;ht lents e therefor rii ;s suit. •• '. . Johnst , . 

and the said Luke dee'z'r in his ovn rs re into Jourt 

ra; c oye c ir parlanc Tern . 

him, and at the next i to ': the secc y of may in year one 

thousand coven hundred ' ninety co -r ;n the ..- L< ;arc 

of the Defendant the same v;ac continued ... 'i .. te; 

■n. to wit, the third dav of - 



7a-;c Hi . 

1st in the year 0:. 
•ed, ■:■ 

afs. which -aid pi 



(1' 

- . 

the said Luke Dockor . ; 3 ■ por ;on salt ' .;-.;- 

the said Jamos by Gonoral ... i.' 

Force and Injury and say 

;ain his said action a ;ainst " :'. . beca says 

any such record of tho sa: - -z 

Judgmont against -'c'..o sd. Jar?.es •"• and 

Country end the said Jar ~. . ' . .:....'.., • 

'- ' ■ ' leade 

frara having the benefits of i dgaent o: 

there is such recor of t] is 1-.: prayeth the in: ; - 

. it "eras : : Lntiff 3 

-.Gut for tho sum of ] "'. • ] '. ;s 

and soven ponco and ' ■ the sec 

ninety six aft ' be 

levied of the goods s ;tels, li iol 

Sullivan yet to bo adninis 

end his costs :. ■" rgos about his sui be] al 'expend 

the said Luke in Iforcy - 

Y/illiarn Johnston ) 

) 

vs ) 

) 
Luke Decker ad~. . ) 

"o it penonbered that heretofore 

xt of the Hay Zo irt irhic] 



(143) 
Knox County 
Common Pleas Court Minutes 17! - 

Page ICO. ' 

i'ho year ono thousand seven hundred and ninety six tl ;ued 

out of this Court a Certain sTrit of Capias against tl ■■ said Luke Docker 

in a pica of debt, and afterwards, to vat, tho fourth u ; .... 

the yes.? of our Lord ono thousa] d sove: ] ■■ in it bo 

tho day ; year first writt* .... Jo \ttor 

-no;' in fact filed hie certain docl t] o saif Lul: i Jcker 

administrator of all and singular the Goods 

Crodits of Oaniol Sullivan deceased in a plea o2 de re arc 

pledges for prosecution to wit. John Doe '■ Richard Roe vrh: '. .. 

declaration follows in these words, Knox County, to wi .. '. "illiam Jobn- 

ston Complains of Luke Decker administrator of Daniel Sull \ 

in Custody of a plea oP debt that he render unto him the sun op sixteen 

pounds, tiro shillings and si:: pence Virginia curncy. which tc him he 

owes and from bin. unjustly detains, for this, to V.'it, ■ ■ tho 

said within Johnston at the Sept Torn, Viz, the thiri 

one thousand seven hundred and ninety three in tho Court Quarters 

before the Judges of the said Court, t] 'e bo in- in Kentv.c y, 

in tho County of Jefferson, by the Judgment of the said Court d: i recover 

against the said Luke Deckor Administrator aforewaid tho sum op six 

pounds two shillings and six pence Vir ;in: La Cur ■ 

William in the Court oP Quartersessions aforesaid wore 

for his damages which ho ! Lned jy re .sen op the non-pay >f a 

debt duo by the said Daniel deed, in bis lifetime, as also ' r his -osts 

and charges by him the said "..'.'.11'': It in thai - 



(1 

la-o 121. 1797 

ill expo] led, vrhoreof t] : sai s . ... . 

r,c aj icars by bh re r ■ 

at Kentucky and County afor< . ully - 

said Ju ■ . . ■ -"'" -• its ful] 
hath not -red out hie execution on 
hath recovered sane or b • ■ 
to the said PlainH "' r 

the sum of sixteen pounds b inco, lav 
our said Territory. Nevertheless the sale jfe 

^"id sun of money to t' c said re- 

fused end still dot] iso to t! 3 damage of Lntif , six- 

teen pounds two shilli six pence • 
G . .','. Jo^c^on P. " . an the said Luke in his 
here into Court and saith that he ov 
...... .... for ho salt! - 

said as ctc.d: i b fil! . , . ^ 

the Court and the said V711 by G. "... Jolmston his attor; ?act 

saith that for anything by the said LuEb abovo ] 

be precluded from havij :>f hie d 

.. that t" are is such record an:" of this 
the Court, v/horou Ldercd 

recover of the said Lul 

Lllj si: ' 

ninety ■' 



- 
Co 

122. ! 

Todd 

vc ) r. . : 

. 
I 

■ - . '• 

a '" "it 
' ; id Diur . . ' - - > 

■ ■■ . ' - 

- 
of our sai x 

on adm. of all ■• ' 

of ■ - 

• 

- 
called .'. ' 13 in a of 

of the 11 " ' liar 

there this nrit. >Vit3 

■ 

', v/rj b is ' . 

rod at t ho si '. r~, 



Co 

' . , n, to vatj 

... 

- - 



At v/hich time, to r tho year 

one the - he plaint: ■ . vj 

. - ■ 

it .s consit v- coots. 

row 

73 
I 

..... . ■ . • 

t of t] r 3ourt to ' • 

_ — — — ' 

r < . - ........ 

rt a Cej as r 

a plea of Trc .' ■ " ' . 

Territory _: • 

is to the She r ■ : 

you to s . 

'. 5 and. Credit; ■ 

■ 

r court 

r on the firs' 

■ 



: 

is sai 

- • year • Lord, one 

six. - . .- r >notary. lie re- 

turn, "served the Y/ith: ■ ■ ■' 

return the part j 

- 124. 
until the no:; _■ ■ it , 

• one thou ind 
the sane -vac co: t i until rr. at 

tin , to wit, on Shun y .r ;us" 

hundred I ninety seven the F 

' lit. '.Vher i ; the 

re Col'o:;. 

rt Bi ntj . 

) 
vs ) Ca e . : 232 

) 
del ins) 

Be it r 1 e red that • . 

jornnont of vrhi 

ni Lx the • .,._.. 

t which vrr it • ' , ■ 

•ritorv ' 



■ 

• 
. • r 

•" 
bailivri i ' ofor 

of our Coi 

-in and for our said t next then 

;] ro in err sa: t r aes 

iro in a plea of trespass - 

Pa -c 125. Ar . 1707. 

Robert r.c he says the sic. hie 

then and there be made appoar, 
return. 

■ ;nnes on the • ■ of our Lor 

isand seven hundred and r' »ty ' ho.; . o 

' writ is ' - l, ' 

^Arit ' roturnod Chris-i . return 

conti . at ' .■ ' , ' 

following: in the year one 
-tiff appeared an 

towit, the February Tcr hundr 

sevci, the >] ainti rod 

. ■ • 

] his cor : ■ ion ajai] 

oi' Vree:ir.Ge on the c: thore c.r 



John Doe '• Rid ard Roe -.. • 

Lei or r-il 

r of our Lord 173! . 

■ 

for d . rs sods .■ • 

livorod, so in ■ wards , 

to ..' . -- - 

there - 



126. 
Lthfull promised that ho ;ont 

and pay P] 

■ unto aftc r 
si ■-.••'. -• resai ., 

v.r. s indebted tc 

nuch money boforc that bine 1-"'. n i r« Lt I to a: 
said Plaintiff and the sai 
to wit, or. the sane . 

-. lly promis 

r/or he shou] r ■ r r 

his savor 

Lily, i frai 



Common pleas Jo -■ - ■ 

money or any Part thereof hath no ; paid the i 'Iain- 

tiff altho oJ'tcn required 

hitherto entirely rofused rd still ref 
said Pltff. one thousand liver s, and . b — 

wheroupon the defendant be ree not 



appearing it is ordered that t 

because it is unknown to t 

biff I ath sustained in bhe pro 



. a Pi . ti: 'f - . fault. 

in- 

rof ore it i id : 

sheriff that he call a Jury to cone at the 

he said Pltff. r.ath sustained, 
the third day of August one thousand z ss^ hun red 

the day and year first above written. Came bhe Plainti ' 
thereupon — 



Page 127. August dor:' 1797 

came a Jury to wit, Abel '.Vestfall, Isaac vs . . ' - : --j 

James Black, Richard Phealon, Solomon Hunas, J ford, Jac 

Tevebaugh, Joshua i cDonald, John ■ ill, and J Jc 

oloctod triod and sworn diligently co : in lire o 

their Oaths do say - 

' the promi 

r ; ■ -■ ■■ ' . . ■" 
3osts, ::. sreof it is cc r ; • ir - r - 



(1 

- . 
Common Ple%p Court Mi 

cover against the defe . . i of : by Jurors . ' 

inquiry afc. ae-Gcocou, and his costs and c] Lt i 

bhat be Lf ., }efl ia lotoj ; ; c. 



iiatnaniel West ) 

vs } Case d . 

Joshua McDonald ) 

5o it remborod bh 'otof re, to //it, 

after adjornment of. the February Jourt to vri.t, b] 
Sued out of this Court a certain 
respondendum, against the said Joshua in a plea of Tr ;s on the 

j, which said ,'frit '. .• figure .' Li , to ./it, 

Territory of the Unite I States Korth 

United Ctates to the Sheriff of our said county of Knox kreetir . 

we co::.iand you to taio into your 

may be found in your bailiwick 



Page 128. rm ] 

and him safely Keep so that you may have L ore our J ;ices 

of our Court o2 Common PI ". serines, in our said Sou 

on the first tuesday of Mi »xt for unto rTatha :t in 

a )lea of trespass on the 3ase bo lanage of iol 

;.oct the sum of (Tirty) dollars s is r< :his 



( . 

l&oa • ) 
Co.. L79 i-99 

vi t. i.'iti Bi ■ .-iorro Lro prosidi; 

Court at Vincennos t . ; 

one thousand sov r 1 ninot; seve Robert 

On v. doh said writ is the follov/in tc Lt, riff 

. nox 3. at .. doh roturn r - 

uod until " next term, a L ' , fourth 

August one thoudand so\ Irod & ninety seven t 

3ared in his proper pers cc fei .-1 .. bisf ction 2or t) 3 

aforesaid. And the Deft, also a jeared and /ye 1 blur" 
Costs, and charges — 

rideon D pendelton ) 

) 
vs ) C. Slan. da: 10. . 

) 
I'illiara Prince ) 

Be it renbered that heretofore to wit, during bhe vacation 

after the adjorr »nt >f bhe novo her . - -' 

or.j thousand seve r ■ ninetj six bhe 

sued cub of this Court a cor;;cin ;;rit of Sapias sallec 

respondendum, against the said ,'illi - Ln ■ 

Case which said writ is in the viords -. Lng, to wit, 

[ arritory of bho Unil • 

129. - -- ■ 



Knox 
Common J r xjs 1796- 

United States to the sheriff of our s Ld Cou; rooting: 

\jo ooinmand you to take Vfl.1 ir bail- 

iwick and him safely Koop 
Justices of our Court of Go:. leas at 

of Sri ox on the first tuesday of February .. :t leon 

Davis Pendleton attor: ider to th 

age o:' the said Grideon .. vis Ton t I doll". re as is said, 

have then there this writ, Witness James John Lr resid: 

Justice of our said Court at Vincennes the fifth daj nc ■ I . 

year of our Lord one thousand seve ndrc . L six ... ntin 

Prothonotary, on I writ is the followi -, i , 

Served the within mentioned .vrit, Christoph r . riff. ... ';. 

at which rotura the •oarticc a . re and bhe same wc-.s conti] ntil 

;he ~::t ten:, at which time, to -./it, the torm , fond- 

ant an sared by Jeni et 1 !' 
imparlance until the noxt ! arm, rYhich i s 

next Turn tc wit the Augus -.'. :o wit, the f r ast 

one thousand seven hundred '■ ninety seven bhe . . red 

by G. .7. Johnston his attor ;hroe 

times Solemnly called and .ri rdered th . aon 

that the Defendant rec - rer of the laintiff 
it his defence in that boi If ox • And ltf. 

without day and be in >r e. 



C< ■ s 11 



130. em 1797. 

is Patten j 

) 

) 

Jonathan Coj 3r ) 

Be it remoribered that bore ;ofor iurir. 

I 3nt 0/ „' .:_•.■ 

or ;he year one thousan rod Lnoty - said 

Janes juod out of this court c cortain writ of 1 inst 

the said Jonathan which said writ is in the >rds a 

owia ;, -co ..1c, rorritory of bhe u it bates ITorth iiost of 

_ do Khoa Jounty ;s. Ltod is of rio bo the ri ' of 

our said y of Knox 3rc . :i • : .vher 

1793 in 1 id County, 

mt of tho said Cour . . , 

Jhree hundred a :; - d; re 111: 

Virginii 3urr lc yr l oi non perform ice ai , also 

bred e it ;er. cents ■ Ls coctc and ^. 

Buit expended whore oi r . 

by the record of the z .'. L Court, and nc 
5 o said 3 our t be for s of the sa:.ie it i 

th t altho Judgment ceof ' Lor. 



Common ;es 1796-9! 

to bo vjxdo to him, whoroforo the said Je . i '.,■ sou ■■- 

Court to grant him his proper re. ody in h.i.. be In If, .. 

of the said Court bain ; willing. 

shall be done: 3c Conger 

to appear before tho Justices 

Page 131. Ter 1797. 

of our Court of Common pleas to be hold . 7"inoonnes on 

tho second day of may to .>'. c„ cause if .;.;, he hath, >r c n say «hy 

the said James ought :■ his Executi nst him the sa 

Jonathan on his Judgment aforcs or his damages, Interest 

and costs thereon, and further to do and recieve tat the said 

before the Justices of the s • ■ . : r 

oerning him in this bohalf and have then there this writ, 
Pierre Ganielin Esquire presidi ;ice of our said Sourt >f 

Pica-, at Vincennes this tenth day of seven 

.. ..-.rod and ninety seven R. Buntin prothonotary, or. which said writ 
is the following return, to wit. "I hi v: Qxocutod b .is wri ; bj 

it to Jonathan Conger in ;ha .• . lc of S. D« - ndloton John 

Blackburn 24th april 1797 at which return the ■■ "ties 
tho same was continued i Ltil ! - - m, Lch time, to 

the fifth d y of August one bhousand sevon red and n >ven 

the Plaintiff appeared by hi Lon, 

■-fore it is considered c 3i rt .: - the said 



Corciaon Ploas . • ' ' - 

Plaintiff pay Costs — 

Joe: • ur« ) 

) 
vg lander ia: 1 

) 

Jc. r ) 

rem red ■ ■ It, duri ;ion 

and since r Jourt j 

or in the year one bhousc 

Joseph cued out of this Court a cer .n rri" 1 >f Japias, .Hod a 
Japi Irospo luri, 



Sep 132. 

against the said John in a plea of trespass a vi . '. s L 

v/rit is in bhe words and rigures followir ; to wit, ?erritory of 

Ur.itod States North -./est of the C Lo s. 

States to the Sheriff of our si t Jounty of Knox 

you to talre John Crawford if he may be fou in your : an 

him safely keep so that yoi ve his 

of our Court of Co - . i me s, in our ity of 

Knox ou the first tuesdi it next, untc 

Jur. in a plea of tress 

. loohor Jun, one thou ■ . '. 

this writ. Lro, 

o_ .- said Court j Vine 



(II 

Cor.iEion • i -99 

our Lord, one thousand se\ , .. .'. . 

. rothonotary on whioh said .. ■ . . ie folic . • - 

. .-io.it to wit, Served bhe ;dthin tenti wri . Christ 

riff K. C. at which return, to at, bhe day & year af 

lainti f red in his proper irson, - L Ld ; fcion 

to bo .• ■ ■ ■ L th- 
ou:, ': Pay Costs 

. ■ y 133 ist Term 1797 

General ". ;. Johnston ) 

) 
vs ) .16 

) 
John Cordill ) 

3c it reaer.bered ; here ;oforo, to dt, ri . ■ ;h 

■ - - - -' > 

ir. - r one jvc 

said :oncral . . cued cut of bhis Court Ln dt i 

Called a Capias adr spondendum, against the said John in - '- 
debt, which said writ is in the lie . , dt, 

territory of tho United States ITort ■ ■ lO, 

The United States to tho Sheriff of o\ c i . : 

-.;o ocaaniand you to t '..- John : irdill If lo .. r Ll- 

ivdek and hx:\ safely Hoop, so th t you 



( 

Knew 
Sorranon PI ■ - 

Jus ices of our 3ourt o..' jc . at ." 

o.' Knoa on bha first tuesday of b to or unto 

... J ohnston assi John :: 1G.0. 

Virg. Curr.y. to tho dr>. ia ;e ral ... ... r . 

-.j is said and have bhen Ls writ. .err 

Lre presiding Justice of our - '.. Lfth 

day of ~.,.c.-,- in the year of our Lord, one thous r.d rod C: 

ninety seven. Robt 3ua - r ry. on .. ii 

follovdn r ;urn »n -.• jnent ;o ./it, Executed ; In -'It, 

and settled on order or the PI ..... 

Lff K« C. 

Page 134. J sr - • . 1797. 

Lour lent . ) 

) 

vs 

George Rogers Clar : ) 

3e it remenbored bhat heretofore, to ..'. , luri 
and after bhe djornnent oJ th ■ . s ir :•' i 

ono thousand seven hi linety six 3d 

od this Court a writ of attachment, called a writ of sh- 

eas . against tho said Goor ; ■ rk, 

v;ords and fi^urjc foil:...'. , wit, srritory of . 



Common Pie . - Jour 

... rth west of the River Ohio. 

riff of our said County of JIncoc, re til : re oo to 

attach all ; singular b Ls and chattels r 

Her 
County oJ Jefferson in the stal 

y be I'owvA in your baili r *n ther ., ' 

the Justices of our County Court o 

. in and Tor fir 

of Hove ber next: then and there i ur sai >ur ;isfy ;he 

iiid of Lourient Baza 
establish is dej ..; in a plea of r i 'o, force 

r . the said Geor «rsd t f he s .i I ,oi rient ;c )k 
av/ay the "oods au< fares 



?a;^9 135. Ilovember '.::•-'. 17i . 

To the damage of i Louri at t sum of r . 

before; our solves to I lore oJ: fail no .and 

lake duo return, witness Pierre Ganolin Lr 

said Court at Vi vO:.\js the fifth day of year o 

sand so von hundred and ni . Pr 

said writ is the followin r r ., to ..it, on 
111 run, ono ; 'do-do, Joinir oro lott 

ore ''do-do do 0:10 940 acre Joinin ; Clar .lie, one g ere ,, 1 
at the ooi"-o of rocks 



50) 

Coi.'inor. - -99 

... Saceapagne told me of a 500 aero bract. Ho 18. • 

to him. Served on the 1 . L79G 

Jradits of 3 .. Jli .■ . Ihrist ri , , on 

which return tho plainti 'f by 

it was ordered that the )rc . tdvortise ia is Lie"; 

Gazette that unless the Defers r >urt 

- b Judgment ..111 bhen be enter I at . . -..., 

-co ..it, The Tent". 'uary one tho . -.. hundr 

sty seven, Plaint: - c itil 

next term, and a-; th« _• . . ivit, the : y one 

thousand sc 

on his notion the same .; is con - ! . .1 bho ;:c:: : 

time bo wit, the bhir of Lugust l hundr 

ninety so von 1 . and hi s nob ion 

' . . 

;owit, the 2±ehth ' .1 ■-■ in b'ne 



13G. ronber 171 T. 

r one thousand sove t hundred and 
. lilad his certain deel ration 

of Trespass and thoru s f or 3ro ... 

ichard j-to •■ , ..'.id dec 

aty Knox. L i* J 

>f Jefferson 1 



(161) 
Knoa Cou ity 
Connaon Pleas Court Min 1796-99 

end late Seneral una cs . .... in ; officer of a 3 rty of men, call 

the Ouabacho regiment, of a plea of ?r s s - -'or bhis, ;o wit, .. sr 
the said Defendant on or about i of Oetol r in tho 

year of our Lord one bhousand seven hundred .... 1 sir: at Vincennes 

in our said County of Knox and v/ithin the Jurisdiction of this Court, 
with force and arms that is to say, . L .. a body of ien . r lilit .ry 
appearance anned with guns, swords, Knives '-c &c. broke and enter 1 
the store house of the said Plaintiff, ..... ... re t >ok and 

carried away the 2°°do, wares, & lerchandize, furs, peltries, 

of account and papers of the sais Pltff. to tho value s..' tou- 

sand dollars of the Currency of the united States, and ,'..j so to d 

ained and ko ?t, and afterwards to wit. on the sane day 

said at Vincennes in "she said County,, and wit in ;i . . of 

the said Court, disposed of the sane to his the said ;s own 

usoo and othor injuries to hin the - id Plaintiff ihen .:■- lid 

against Ihe oeace of the United States, and to t'r.o dama~e : ..' ;he 

said Plaintiff the suia of Twenty thousand dollars . . . fore 

Page 137. IToveinber Tor::. 1797 

brings suit. &o. John joe h Richard Roe pledges for prosecution 

J Darneale ?. fi. And there : ... : ri Jones 

Johnston his Attorney, and en notion of Pltff for ... con 

san.c is laid over till to:. err t evoni .. bine to wit, 



(162) 
. County 

Co.uraon Piece 3o irt 1796-99 

Thursday the iighth day of ilovo ibor in year o 

hundred and ninety seven the parties appeared, the Plaintiff in hie 
prober person & the Defendant by Gabriel Jor.cs Johnstc bomey 

in fact v/hereupon it was ordered by the Court that the s .1 ac ;ion 
be withdrawn and that the Defendant recover of bhe Plaintiff his 
Costs & Charges about hie defence in that behalf s . >onded b bhe 'ltff. 
in mercy &c. 

..illiam Prince ) 

\ 
; 
vs ) P. In: Da: 20.000 

") 
Gidoon D. Pendleton ) 

Be it remembered that heretofore, to v/it, - ri -ho -::.c: 

end after the adjornment of the november Court which was in the ye r 

one thousand seven hundred and ninety six. the saiu .;illii Dut 

of this Court a Certain writ of Capias, jailed a 3api s — •-: aden , 
in a plea of trespass of ?alse iinprisonm fit, ivhich said .vrit is in the 
words and figures following, to v/it, Territory of the united : b ;es 
Northwest of the Paver Ohio. Knox Ss. the united States to the Sheriff 
of our said County of Knox Greeting: we oo:.Tniand you to take Side >n 
D. Pendleton if ho may — 



Page 138, November Tera 1797 

bo found in your bailiwick and ily keep so 

bofore our Justicos of our Court oe Co .-.on pleas 



(I.,;; 
Kho3 zc 

Common Ploas Cj;<--j . i u ;es 17S -i 

our said County of Knost on :he first Pebruar; . ; bo 

»r to answer unto .Villiam Prinoe of a plea Falsa L ipris • .. . • - 
to ths damage of the said ;7illiaxn ftronty Lari Ls said, 

and have then there this writ. ."fitness Jamos Johnson 3sq ire presi In 
Justice of our said Court at Vincen es the fifth day of novo lbor in 
bhe year of our Lord, one bhousand seven hundred an d si:< 
Root. Suntin prothonotary. on which writ is the 
to wit, served the within mentioned writ Jhristopher .... -.1'-, 

At which return the parties appeared and the sane ...... continued for 

the Pltff "co file his declaration until the nest term. At which 
time "i;o "..it, the fourth day of Lay one bhousand seven hundred and 
ninety cove:;,- and oho plaintiff filed his core:-.!:; ration inst 
the Defendant in a plea of Trespass for False imprisonment and there 
are pledges for prosecution to wit, John Doe and Xichard Roe fhich 
follows in these v/oras, JO flC, 

County of Knox, to wit, in the Common pleas 
'Villiam Prince Complains of Gideon D Pondleton for this, to fit, 
That whereas the said ; ',"illiam the 24th day of January hero after 
mentioned as also /Tosy/ 

Page 139, liov . ter ':..- . 1707. 

before was a nan of good ;v f . > and r . ., ;hly 

cstec-'.ed both in the state of Kentucky and in ■ 



(1G4) 
linox Cou 
Common PI lour .796- 

of Knox by all good people. , .. ■ >ss the s , 

promises not ignorant, but ".vie :edl .lici 

iro-oosi:'.,; the said ,','iiliam under the rotenoe : nroces 

duly unduly and unjustly to vex, ■'.-.,..•. , "ion, 

and the said William without any rea .-1 

and in prison to cause to bo d, and b] .. froinds Loi iors 

of the said ..illi--:. from becoming ceil for bhe sane ,'illian to - )r 

and divert, to the intent bhat the said .Villi i shoul 

in orison for the v/ant of bail, and so of hi rty r . - 

fully and without any cause be spoil eprivod, 3 sai 

in Transacting his lawful b affair to hinder, and in his 3redit 
reputation unjustly to cuoross, damnage and destroy, bhe said .1 son 
D Pendleton the 25rd day of January in the year of our Lo: - d one thou- 
sand sever, hundred & ninety seven at the County of Knox af c 
Maliciously & without any >robablo course of action, 
the said County of ilnox before the ;ices of . . . . 
being in Vincennes accordin to bhe Custom of b" . Scanty . 'ores , 
issued C: sued out of tl a ?rothonotarys office of : ; said Sou 

his certain Original writ of 2a »ias ad s tisfaci urn against bhe 

said '.Yilliam Prince at the suit of tl - said Gideon D. ?endlatc 
a plea of ?respass on the case :. si ndcr to the prete a ;e of 
the saib Jideon Pendleton, len the Dllars , Apon it 
was in such manner proceodod under the sanction of the sai lour 



Common Pleas Court '. Lnutes 17! >-! 
that afterwards, to wit, on d..o tvj • — 

Page 140. November Term 1797 

aforesaid in the year aforesaid at Knox aforesaid to ;/it at the 

County ox's, bhe said d. D. Pendle of s L rec 

Issued iii mannor and form ofs. the said filliam Prince ;o . arr 

and imprisoned unjustly, and maliciously caused rosec 

pretended cause in the said v/rit of the - . . Led, and 

him the said 'illiam Prince 1- rison tho a .- 'or a Ion - ■■> 

to wit, for the space of six hours, Maliciously 1 o 

to bo detained until the said .Villi* - Prince for his deliver ' 

discharge from the prison aforesaid, was 3ompelled ;o fi and 

in Good & Sufficient bail do answer to the sai rideon - ldleton 

in a plea o_ hie writ aforesaid, and al; o ;] ~ said .1" -z,xz 

sums oi' money dor his dii z r - delivery ofs. bo 1 ■■ ov ; .nd 3x5 

was obliged, by reason of tho unjust & Malicious arrest and impri 

mont aforesaid, when is both and in fact the sai:. '.Villiam Prince 

the said time of the issuing the Original v/rit afores .id or at 

tine of taking the said .Tilliam Prince was in no way Llty 3-f the 

spealrin ; or uttering oi ;he said Scan Lc - .. r - .s sta 

said Gideon D Pendleton in his Leclaration '• writ, a-air 

"..'illian Prince nor had the caii Jideon D - aton at bhe si 

mentioned tine or either of bhe 1 any : :.• r J of 



(156) 

: 
Common Pleas Court Canutes 170,;-. . 

action against the said '..'ill:", r. Prince as in the writ 
oTs. was pretended :■ axpressod, ... it 

any time after hitherto in bhe said ilea of his r/rit . ition 

as aforesaid against the said ,7il .i i 'rince — 

?c^o I'll. Nov iber [ rm 1797. 

hath not succeded, whereby the said tfilliara Prince saith t] io is 

prejudiced and hath damage to the value of fvventy : Liars, 

and therefore ho brings this suit.. G. ".,'. Johr.cccr. Atto. 1". Tact 
for Plaintiffj and whereupon ... iropor 'son, 

T.hcroupon a Jury was called, to wit, Robert Jo': ls n, Jacob LCiner, 

IToah Purcell, Sdward Purcell, Sdmund Rittenhouse, .Villi urcell, 

William Helton, Joshua LIcDonald, Richard Phealon, Jons . ;er, 

^a:.ioi c-re-^cry, and Nicholas Adeline v/ho being elected tri .. 

sworn v;eli and truly to enquire of ... fter til icb 

or.e of the Jurors in this cause sworn abruptly left hi seat as a 

Juror, whereupon the same Juror were ordered to attend i . 

cause in the morning, and in the morning, to wit bhe fourt] 

August in the year one thousand seven hundred a: y 3even, 

Jurors aforesaid came, and the defendant nob being able to attend 

the Court ordered a Juror to be with drawn, and the cause 

until the ne>:t Court, and at the Ilovember Term follov.i . it, 



Camion plea.; Court -99 

ninth day of November in the year one the 

ninety seven being the day t ye r first above written . 1 L: 

appeared by his attorney rhereupon it v/as ordered that his suit 
abate by reason of the ., ifendants death — 



7.1 Ilia:.: Pa je Adm ) 

) G: da: IOC i 
muel Dolica ) 






Jo it remembered that heretofore to ..in, lurin is " 
and ^iac3 the adjomnent sf the 1 ruar Court — 

142 November Term 1797 

-co wit, the day of in : i year 179' ;he s lid filli 
of this Court a certain v;rit oi' Capias, called a Capias - onden- 

dum, against the said .1 in a ploa of Trespass en th ion 

c^id writ fol irds, Territory of 

ITorth west of the Ohio. Knox Ss. raj United Co bes to .'7;.' 

or our said County oi' Knox }r L . ::o command you to ta>e Sn: luoI 
Do lisa if he may be found in '-cv.r bailiwick and hi . safel; Keep so 
that you may have his body before car Justices of .■ - of Co . 

Pleas, at Vincennes, in our said 3ount; of Knox 
oi May next to :.,:z;:cs unto .Villi ir. of Jo .. , /: ~ 

eased of a ploa of Tr;. i c said 

rilliam one hundred dollars as is sai :l.is writ. 



(168) 

■■ 
Common Plea.-: Court - 

witness Pierre Garaolin Esquire iresidia Ld Court 

at Vinoennes the Tenth day of Febru iry in she year of our Lord, one 
thousand, seven hundred and nine y seven Robert ■ , 

on whioh writ is the foiled,. ; return, to wit, Served ; dn 

Shristophor VJyant Sheriff K. C. at . :ich return the '1 .. 
oared by .Yilliam Mcintosh his attorney and filei r In decla- 
ration against the Defendant in a ilea of tros asc on :. . c se 
there are pledges for prosecution -co .-/it, John Doo 1 rd toe, 
which declaration follows in these words to wit, rerritory of 
united dtates north west of ;he lio. Knos County, In pler.s 
Hay Term 1707, Manuel DeLisa late 3f Vincennes in the Covu 
was attached to answer to y;illiam Page Administrator of all .1 1 r, 
the ^oodo c: chattels rights and Credits ~ 

Pa je 143 l.'cv . ber ' r 3.797 

of the lato Josonh Lamath of bhe same place dec:;:... 
Trespass upon the case. whereu] on the said did . . 1 
whereas the said Manuel on the day of in the year one t 
soven hundred and ninety si:: at Vinco:^".^; aforesaid . .c _ 
to the saia Joseph in his li ;he sum of si: 

divers monies, Goods, wares and 
at his special instance . .• . 



Common j?loas Court ir. .*- 17! .-09 

and delivered and being'so indebted "';".. o :, . L'^n 

thereof afterwards, to wit, or. bhe first day of Ja 
seven hundred an J ninety seven afs. 

;here faithfully promised to pay bhe s - 

>f sixty doll. .re, .. ion ften rds el : . 

required thereto, IJever the loc. the s: i ..." 

his promises I-, undertaking as aforesaid but cont 1 
ently intending the said '/Villi .n this behalf Cr ;illy 

to decievo and defraud bhe said sura o.' sixty doll-. re ... art 

■aderoof to the said Joseph in his lifetime, nor the said dilliaa 

e Admr. since hath not yet paid altho ;he ; .'. jerwards, 

to v.- it on the first day of January one thousand rod ( 

ninety seven and often times, as well 

din tde said LZanuel D Li~a thereto; 3ut the s id Ilanuel Li: hath 
over refused and still doth refuse to si 3 bo 

of dim the said William one '■..-.red dollars and therefrom be bri 
suit ,7illiam l. of Jo ;eph Lamott, 

Par;o 144« November Term 1797. 

whereupon the Defendant in his proper person . - yed 

Oyer and imparlance until . rhi 

at tdo next Tern, to wit, the sixth day of Au just in r one 

thousand seven hundr - ;.. i ... . ty . jven bhe ... 



Knox 
Common ?leas Court 3-99 

appeared in their proper persons, : on motior oj 

the sai . ; ... s con ,.. • . . 

the ninth day of November in the year one bho 

and ninety seven, the Plaintiff eared, I order 

bo dismissed, there fore it is considered sy bho .. 

rccovor his costs & ohar ;es about his defence in tha ; boh 

and the Plain tiff in mercy &o» 

Thomas Jones ) 

) 
vs ) Coy. brci:: 100 : 

) 

Louis i-icrre Livy ) 

3o it remembered *etof re, to wit, durj ;ion 

and after the adjournment of bhe 1 .st may Court, to wit, ; 3 d .y of 
in the year one tnousanu seven hundred ts ni ; lc said Zho 

sued out of this Court a certain writ of Capias, calle ias 

adre spondendum, against the said Louis Piorre _^. : ." in . plea of Cov- 
enant broken which writ follows in these words, Territory of the 
United States north west of the Ohio Knox r r.. Th tes 

to the sheriff o_' our said county of Knox you 

to take into your custody the body of Louis Pierre . .■ re 

Village of Vinoennes if ... bo fou In your bailiwick - 

st fely keep co that you n .... )fore our J 

Court of Common oleas at Vi mes — 



(171] 

Common Pie is Cour -99 

Page 145. Hove ibor rra .707. 

in our said County o; Knox or. the fir i0 3day of xt to 

answer unto Thomas Jones in a ■ . 

o:.' the said Thomas one hundred dollars "3 is sa: 

this writ, r/itness Pierre .re pre si 

said Court at Vincennes the fourth da; 3 ; r ■ _' o r 

Lord one thousand cover, hundred and ninety seven :. 

otary on v/hich writ is the folic. i r irn and andors , it, 

"Served the within writ" and dismissed by or 

says the sheriff." 

George- Baltis ) 

) 
vs ) Zv.se da; 40 

) 
George Adams ) 

3e it remembered that heretofore to ./it, uri 

and after the adjornment of the 1 -t, 

in the year ono thousand, seven . ' id and ni said 

George Baltis sued out of this Court a certain writ of Capias 
the said George Adams in a pica of Trespass on oho Case, v lich 
follo.vs in these words to wit. Territory of the . nite . r 

west of the Ohio: Knox S. The united States, to the sherif: 
said County of Knox greeting: we command you bo take intc 
the body of ; oor;c Adams oi 
if \\o may bo found in your b iv.-icl: 



.: County 
Common .-leas Court Llini 17! 3-99 

you may have his body before ou .• 

s at Vinoennes, in our said County of iiiox on th • fir ; ■ 
of August next to answer unto r >-' respass 

on the case to the damage of bhe said feorge 3althis she e ■ of 
Forty dollars as is said — 

3 146. Lfovember Ter i 179' 
and have then there this writ, .Titness Pierre alin Ire res- 

iding Justices Oj? our said Court at Vin 

in the year of cur Lord one . L seve: r sn« 

R« Buntin Prothonotary. en which i7rit is the followiri 
endorsement, to wit, "Served the within writ ,:.-L bo r lerif: 

K. C." and "disvrdssod on order of 'iff" .t 

:; ich return the parties being called appeared, i La 

day until zY^ next ?orm .. plaintiff ra- 

tion and at the next term, to wit, the ninth di ir in the 

year ono thousand seven hundred and ninety seven 

year first written The Plaintiff being tin* y called 

and not appearing order that ho ho non suited — and that the Deft, 

have his Costs & Charges about his defence in alf 

I: the Pltff. in mercy &c« 



( 733 

Cordon Pleas Court Minutes L' -99 

Elijah Tisdale ) 

) 
vs ) Caso da: 50 

) 
v/illiam Lee ) 

3o it remembered that heretofore bo .Tit, dur 

and since the adjornment o_' bhe last j ay Court, to wit, 

or in the year or.o thousand s >ven hundred 

Elijah sued out or this Court, a certain writ of Ja List :he 

said William in a plea of Trespass on the Case which said writ is 

in the following words, to wit, Territory of ;he united 

west of the Ohio. Knox 5. The united States to - - r: ff -' : r 

sr.id County of Knox Greeting: we connnand you to take illi - Lee 

if ao nay ho found in your Bailiwick and him safely keep so that 

you nay have his body before our Justices of our C - 

Pleas, at Vinconr.es, in our said County — 



Page 147. November Term 1707. 

of Knox on the first Tuesday of ... xt to answer m bo 11 
Tisdale of a plea of Trospass on the Case to the danage of 
Elijah Fifty dollars as is said and have b this writ h'itm s 
Pierre Gamelin Esquire presidin Justice of our said Co 
the fifth day of May in the year c .' oi r Lord one b 
and ninety seven R« Buntin Irothonocary. On which si id 
following endorsement to wit, disconti C£ . 

heriff K. C. 



Knox C: - 
Common Ploas dour- in 



: - 



Patrick Joyes ) 

vs ) d 

John Cardill ) 

do it remembered t at re t of ore t 
& since the adjornment or bhe 1- s • rt, to wit, the 

of in the yoar one thousand s9V< .rod a i ni >ty s ren 

said Patrick sued out or this Cou ■ ■ Ca ----- ': 

the said John, in a pica of )t ich s Ld ..-•: ; 1 

figures following, to wit, Territory of sst 

oi* bhe Ohio, Knox Ss. Thb United States to - - r sai 

County of' Knox Gre .-in.;: we oo John Cor 

r.ay bo found in your bailiwick - i safely keep so : Lat you 

have his body before our Justices of our Court 
.'incennes, in our said Coun ;y of ^iu:: on the first 

noxt to answer unto Patri 

of the said Patrick sixty dollars ,'-. 79 Cents as is said . h 

then there this writ YJitness Pierre Gamelin Esquire presi 

of our said Court at Vincennes the, fifth day e_' ;...;• in bhe ye 

our Lord, one thousand soven hundred and ninet; \ev .. Ltin 

Prothonotary on which said writ — 



i 148. 



hove iber Term 1707 



(17 ) 
Common Pleas Court 17! !- . 



i~ the following return, to wi ., 

VJyant Sheriff K. C. at which return t ..i», bho di afore- 

said bhe parties bo in : call , . _ 

certain declaration against t' there 

arc pledges for prosecution, to wit, Jo!":; Dog Lchar 
declaration folic. s in these words .t, Knox , , dek 
jo/os oompiains of John Cordill of linos Co 

that he render unto him the Ji 1 sum of ..I !.;;,: sounds 
four shillings and nine pence Jurrent aney of 3 s 
which to him he ewes and from hi to v. it, 

that whereas the said John on the 9th day of ril . - at the County 
oJ Jefferson and state of iventucky by his writin • ol ii 
with the seal o_' the said John & to the Court no.. 
whereof is the same day and yoar aforesaid acknowl 
'..old and stand firmly bound unto the said Patrick ir . or 

LlS:4:9. currency aforesaid to bo paid co t: a . id . ;ri 
he the said John shou'd be thereunto t c r r .r , 

said John altho often required the said sum or any .rt ;h . . :.' - 
not paid but the same to bhe said - j :.t.'ic": to pay . 
refused & still doth refuse to 

toon pounds four shillings and ni an », and ther . 
this suit and the same was continued for 
term at which time, to wit, t ,r first .._• 



Common Ploaa Coi . 5 1796-9! 

bo in j called Plaintiff appoare .... ;tor 

ordered by the Court that Lntiff have .1:0 

with Interest besides hie Costs £ bout his ft 5 . . left. '-c. 

Page 149 jvember - -• 707 

Thomas & Richard Prather ) 

) 

vs ) 

John Blackburn ) 

Be it remembered that her .- ; ., luring the -. 

and since "che adjornment :•-' last ?-.'ay Court. :o wit, t) - 

in the year one thous nd seven '.: ldr d fc ninety 
r Richard suoa out of this Jourt a Certain ...•'.; 0: 
Capias adresponden ..; which 

tl\e§§ words. 00 yfitj Territor united St tes " rest of 

the Chi": ..no;; is. i'lw Jnited >t ites bo the She 
County of Knox Greeting: v;c co nuand you to take J oh: 
ho nay be found in your bai liwick, 
may have hie 1 y bof or ;ices of our lourt 

at VincenneSj in our said !o .rst of 

Au ;ust next to answer 

to the damage of the . wo dollar 

11 Cents as is said and ". .v. r t. 

telin . 3 aire Dresiding stice of c 



. ■ ■ 

Com on Ploas C r ss 1' 

fch da; Oi 1 . .... i; biie . ■ ■ , one 

ninety seven Robert Buntin Pr ar ich writ is 
following return, to wit, -. .. 3 

to wit, The day & year aforesaid t rties 

l6 Plaintiff by his attorn - - his oer 

ist the defendant in a plea of debt and there are - i for 

aoutian, to wit, John Doo toe. 

150, r , . 

which declaration is in the . c i . . . . -, :o fit, 

Knox County, to wit, Thonas Richard rs - o_' John 

urn in custody &c. c_' a plea 

£ lillin - . ;ht pa:: . • . 

oi Ken ;ucizy • ich to t .- .... 

f .- . lis, ";o witj that .. sr s t te sai ;• of 

Au ;ust 1794 at Jefferson Cou - aid Stat ntuo :y ssec .:. 

certain note in writing con Lonly called .. re . 
and seal being thereto subscribed and to the Court ic 
date whereof is the same daj , ; year aforesaid .. sr 
and then and there faithfully roi Lsed tc . 

Lc rd . .' ther the aforosaid sun of .1 
and nine p nee . 's, rer • ■ r 

■...-.-. he 1 . . 



(11 

linox .. 
Common Pleas Cour 

sovorai prc;j.so^ & under taldn ;s ; 'orosai 

ded ounningly to dociei sraftily . • 

In this behalf the said sum o crt thereof 
paid altho often required there • 

sed, and still loth refuse, ;o Lai 

Fifty two dollar z a for suit, 

Genl. '..'. Johnston for Pltff and or. notion of D ■'.• 3 

continued until th irae, bo 1 .j 
o ' November o.-.j thousa id seven 



151 
called appeared ..' oreupon it ivas order ". 

tiff have ] - for ;h ?ort; .lar 

oents .vith interest from the 19t tst 1731 

with hio costs and Cherges about their 1 If e; 

& -eh 3 >fen iorcy ^ c » 

James Johnson assee assi -.00 ) 

) 

) 

) 
Joshua ; c ; _ ) 

Joshua c )o: aid of i afore sai 

unto Jr.ri.o3 Johnson Is . ' 



Com 

r r to him Lrty nine Dollari - 

i-bly detains (cs ho saith) . »reupon tl ol 

i r.oo of Ralph v.'atson complains of Joshua 
in custody f; of a ploa thi > r 

which to him ho o\;os and from him stly det ., 

That whereas the said Joshhp. on che l day of October it 
Vincennes in the county aforesaid Jd his certain 
commonly celled a promisory note hie: c . 
and to the Court now here shown 
year aforesaid, whereby he undertoc 
promised that he the said Joshua 
pay the said sun of Thirty nine dolla rs o. • 

thereof 6 whenever he c'..z\-.'.'- be bher ;her red, irovcr- 

bheless the said Joshua in no wise re rd sai 

Page 152. he. .• arm 1737 

being minded cunningly tc 

tho said. Plaintiff in C the 

thereof hath not paid, alt hath , to 

the damage of the said J 

s f is suit, and tho t Pre Id Joshua in his proper 
*T..o : »rod 179. 



Common Pleas Court : inutes 11 

ra and ^r ys 1 it ve -~ 

; >d unto him, and the same 
which day, to wit, Tho 
said James as the said Joshua in b] 
Plaintiff order his suit to bo dii . '-c. 

Gideon •. . ) 

VS LSSt. -' -- 

) 

Joseph TSaird ) 

Joseph Baird 01" the Sounty, . 

Gideon D Pendleton in a plea of trospi ss ;tory to 

;o of tho caid 7i^^ _ :: Five tiundr .1 rs, . i 
b; the death of the Pltff. therefore con 
that the Deft* recover of :ff his costs and char 
about his deforce in . If ex -o. 

Joseph Andre ) 

vs ) as' r. Batt: da: 

) 
Nicholas Dubois ) 

Nicholas Dubois .chod to ans.vor Joseph And ■ 

k father of James Lnor -of or 

aulted >eat the said . ' • - — 

whereupon the rr-id Jo 

- ' Lt bo bo dismissed, n it is cons: 

■ed 170. 



,; 

Oo...j.. .• .... .: 

■ if oxidant recover 
hi a d ifonse in th b beh C )sr . o. 

. ;e .153. -n 1797, 

Robert Duntin ) 

) 
ve ) toplevin. 

) 
Louie Edelino ) 

Louis Edeline .. s suranonod ;var to 

he took the ■ .. ..-'..-.. .... 

.red in their proper persons, and the sai .._ .rod hie 

suit to be dismissed >r on it is c is 

rocovor his costs and ch .r .z b; hi . 
co-: T^.'.Jod, find tho ^ 1J. ,. bort j fit'- ut, da; . — 

Louie Edelino 

) 
vs ) ; : uero— d : 

) 
Loo or - ; Bun tin ) 

000.-P Buntin vras svuraonod t i . . 

County of a roforo ho .:.' 

bo tho d:~. .. jJ .. Louie c. c ' dolli rs, 

.• Les apj ^ red i.. bhair 

his suit to be disrnis is 

. oho said Robert r-covor of b. - : 

about hie defense in that '...:... 



. -01) 

- 

Lulco Decker ac... of , Sullrv 

) 
V3 : C P: 1 

) 
Antoino Marshall 

)iuo . arshi .11 of " 

swor Luke Decl:er ad.-., of 

in a ploa of rreapass quer - fro .. .. ;o . 

Luke as adms. thirte m hundred rs. - 

in his propor terso 1 prays rl i itil 

j; it 13 granted unto hisi \: s j day i 1". 

; : at which day to v.it. the Jenth . 

iphe rties at r L .'...•■ r r •. the sa: ..-..• 

his suit dis^icsod* Eke . - . . o — 



Page 154. . r 3m 

iTil] iam Payette ) 

) 
vs )."_-. 5C 

) 
Henry 1 ainooalt ) 

Rainboalt of 1 Afs. v/as 

Payette of the county afs. in a >lca of sland to the 

said rillii - Five hundre l .ars, return 

Llliam appeared in r "der ' 



Co*. 

dismissed, reupon it is ordoj 

reoover his costs 

expended J- the Pi: intiff .1. .. .-- 

Bliji h Tisdale ) 

) 
vg ) debt 20 

) 

.Yiliio.:.-. Ljo ) 

filliam Loo lr.tc a soldier of 
county of Khca >v i 
' re said in render ur. 

'ifty one Uents which, to '.. ' . . 

r turn of nhic] s ri b 1 ' - re I 

suit to be dismissed, vrherefor 

. .': recover of ;h ?lff his cc - i .. in 

that behalf e: . &c« 

John Rice J o-io s indorsee: 

) 

V— \ tp ',--..-. - 

S J It UL>ovi UU| -.. J 

) 

atson ) 

Ralph *,7atson was attached to answer rsse 

in a plea of rre , . 
Rice Forty dollars (as ho saith, 
Jones Indorsoe of John Fell ~ -- 



Common Plea3 Court 

.-■•o 155. Ilovember "em. 

,'iilliaia Reed in custody & of a pi 

on the 16.»th day of l£ay in r Lord !•/.' ; : . . 

aforesaid by their Certain writin ■ .eir 

and the Court n re shewn the 

year aforesaid did promise bo pay unto ono John ] 

heirs or assignees the Ju: ; and 

ten. cole in ;ood reoepta re ries: 

to equal ono dollar to wit, bucks Forty, 

eac;: on Furs at current rates in ."..- r th 

date of iTj ;h i rest at 6 p c 

„.- a for value recieved which said sum or ■ of livers and sols, 

•rwards to wit, on the 27th day of ..- in the ; 3ar 17i 1 r Lnin 
due and unpaid either in peltries or furs or in livers lis, 

unto the said John • ' 

ttorney in fact for bhe axecutor of 'one ... ;he 

said John then & before that Time being dead) id • . ;fcr 

tho same writing obligatory x'^r a valuable con: ration, fill 

appear b; Indorsement on bho said writ: 
tho proper hand of tho said Henry, and ,vhio . 
year last mentioned, of .. 't. ... 

ihich said promises, .. failure o 

tho Plaintiff became intitlod to 



Common ?icu^ court 

, : : cols afs. and the sd. def. • . - ' 

in dollars* to wit* 13 « 5/6 ths. . jf. 

rod both before and after t 

said writing obli ;atory, as boin ; the ,.• 

same hath hitherto donied nd ref the - '-'. . 

dollars — 



Page 15G November Ton?, 

.•-upon he brings suit, and the foresai 
proper person '■. craved leave to imparl until ;he next 

ranted unto him, and the same day is John 

Rice ;.c. at ,/hich day to wit, tho fourth La in )ar 
our Lord one thousand seven aundrod, & ninety soven, the parties 
red in their proper jersens, and by consent the l.. 

August, in the year one t idrod and ninety e 

parties appeared, and b; their consent ';"..; ion 

tho next tcrrr., at which time to wit, bhe ninth day y£ nove >r in 

•che year one thousand sev .ain ;iff 

a soared by his attorney, - 

d iy, at which time to wit, 

"oliousnnd so von hundred . I 



(105) 
■ 
Cannon Pleas Coi ■ 1796-9! 

re written the plaintii >j his ■ - • • ' , 

dant be in- throe ti 9S ' . 

it io considered b; the .■■ b 

the sum oi - Fifteen Li ■ Lxths, 

loth day of May one thousand seve red : , sthei 

with his costs and charges about his suit in 
and the defendant in lercy . o. 

Pago 157. 

]!anuol do Lisa ) 

) 
vs ) case da; 2 

) 
.."illian I . )tt ] 

filliam Page or the County of Kno:< 

deed, was summoned to ans de Lis . of the 1 

of ; ;ro;:..G5 on the Jase to t 

dollars, at the return of which said vrit the I lai 

and ordered his said suit to be dis ._.. id, ..... 

that the said Plaintiff ay to til 

about 1.1- defense in If ez xled c. 



Elijah Tisdalo ) 

) 
vs ) debt ce Lts, 

) 
...- Larkiiis ) 

rosl rkin was atta 



( 

Co mon Ploas Cour J o 

aforesaid in a plea of debt of for 's 

the said Presley o.-.os the i ii 'r 

.0 return of which writ to ■ , ■ \ mtl Lay c 

ono thousand seven hundred, e. 

first above written the Plaintiff a";ne..rod in his proper :;.':o:. and 

ordered the sar.e to bo dismissed. 



iienry Joe ) 

vs ) Replevin 

Grand hluo ) 
Gravis 3luo an Indian ....... summoned to answer [e try Pe 

county ai'orosuid. v/hord'oro he tool: a cer 

e sai jnry «c he saith .. d at ■ rrit, tc Lt, 

11th day o- ITovomber 1737 ;he rti . jared in th ir ".- 

sons and amicably settled bha li nite .. isreupon the Cc I ir the 

- cic: -icccd &0 4 



Page 153. 



February Tern 1793. 



Daniel Smith ) 
) 
vs ) debt: 

) 
Louio £» Lovy ) 

3e it remembered that her ■€ to wit iurir v . 

after the adjornment of the 

ono thousand sovon hundre 



- 
Co:.v-:j:-. Pleas Con re 

out o: bi ' s Jourt a cortain 

said Louis in a nloa of dobt t] : > r 
Forty dollars .vhich ;o him r Lns, 

I 3 i lith, at the return o 
■vo iber in the year 1797. the PlaintiJ red . 

his ;.tto. ir. fact and upon hia 

the next term for the 1 . Iff to file his 

the same day is -Ivor, to the Dei 

a ;■ of February one t T&n hundred 

aopourod, and the plaintiff order : c. 

Ploas at /"in jenn is in ■ 

United States north west of the Oh 
Johnson end Jonathan Puroell Esquires Justioes 

of February in the year o2 our, Lord , pod, 

and ninety eight* 

General ;; Johnston ) 

) 
vs ) debt L12:9.6. 

) 
John 31ackburn ) 

Jo'.ji Blackburn of the County aforesaid \;i z 

General ;: Jo^ston in t'.:o said iounty ■ unto 

him 7>velvc pounds nine shillin 

';ly detains 



(1 

Kno Co 
Common Pleas Court intitcs 17! 3—99 



159. r 

as :c saithj end v/hereupon the : Li, conn 

BlacLdburn in custody jf - .ea of d 3 render un ;o him 

Pwelve ^oiu'ic nine shillin z ,': ai-'.^ ponce e 

and sixty ^..o cents, which bo him ho c.;o: f r ... it- 

air.s, I'or bhis ;o wit, that where nth 

oJ "area 17 f J7 , at the County aJ'o:- : :::.ic. is • ry 

sealed wit i the coal ox the s C • *re 

whose date is bhe sane da; 

a::d firmly tour, a unto the said .in - f tw 

pounds nine s dl lings & ei ;ht :■. ce equal to Forty o - o 
sixty one Cents c.s afs,to be paid to the z ai 

John should bo thereunto required, yet the said John a 'ten 

required hath r.o^ "aid the Forty one dollars ar ts to 

the said General ... but hath hitherto altogether r fi ;ill 

doth rofuso to the da tage of the saic! General . . - y ir aolli re 
and therefore he brings suit &c. and bhe said >hn ids 

<?-.c. and prays leave to imparl ■ ■ , 

it is granted unto him ... 
JohnstoL here at v/hich day to v/it - . . L - 
the year one thousand seven hi 



(1. 

Common Pleas Court Llinutoc lc79G-39 

and yoor first abovo written, bhe parties bein ; oalle 

in their proper persons* whereupon i was or sred 

Judgment bo encored for t 

and sixty one cents with int r fr l the 7th 7 . ; ; ie 

rate or" si* E oxu ? £ inum. togot .■ ,vi i hie oosts ... 

the dof 



Page 160. 



. .• ,r ,: Tern 1798 



?leac at Vincennes in the Count ! rritory of 

"Cniteu Statos North ysst of the Ohio before Pierre melin James 
Johnson and Jonathan Puroell Is ,;:_re Justices ;he ;i y of Feb- 

ruary in the year of our Lord one thousand sovon hundred and ninety 
eight. 



Francis Vi;;o ) 

vs ) debt. 

Samuel Bradly ) 

3o it rsmbered that heretofore bo wit, _\ .; v c 

after the adjornmen >f the .- 17! , 

..ho said Francois sued out of bhis Court t pi das 

called a C Las i drospondo: the Samuel a pica of 

debt whioh said writ is in the words ... - ■ ?oll 



iinoa 
Common Ploas 3ourt uir.ute: 1' - 

Territory of the United States Horth , , 

united states to the sheriff of our said '. ounty o : 

v;o cc. and you to take Samuel radly your il- 

iv/ick an:, him safely Keep so bhat yo 

Justices of our Court oJ Co cnon Ploa s, 

o- Knoa on the First Tuesday of ITovembor next to answer unto Francois 

Vi ;o Esquire or a ploa of debt of or - red Lrty f r Lvers, 

to the damage of the said Lre, 

four livers, as is said a d have the ro 

Ganelin Esquire, presiding Justice o£ our ; 

fifth day of a -act in the year of our Lord, ono L, 

hundred, & ninety six, R. 3untin pro • vhich .. . .•'. 

1:. bhe following return, to ..it. '2s.c^ rit Jhrisi : 

iTyant Sheriff at which return to wit, the third day of o. . ber LI 

the parties appeared, and the sai lei >rays le .ve no j xrl 

until the next Court and the same is xanted unto 

here is ':ivcn the said Francois at which day r/it. 



Page 161 - Febru ir r. 1793 

the eighth day of February in the year 17S7, rties . -•. 

on notion of the Defendant t' s cc 

term, at which day to wit the second day of i iy Ln ;he ■ >f 



Canmon Court 

•d ouo thousand c.cvo.\ hundr . . ■ 

. filed his oer slar tion • ; . . 

of Dobt and there are >ledt . for bo it, 

Richr.rd Roo which said decl< rati foll- 

owing, "to wit, "Knoa County to '., ?ra oois fi ;o 
"r^dlsy in custody .': of a plea of iebt for this to /it, 
r.s the s°.i^ Samuel Bradley on 
certain note in writing subscribed with hie 
the Court now 

aforesaid which note re ds in so words 
devoir '■ promote ;■■ yer a • • 

Soinme do cent trente qui tre livers - . 1 .• 3 
us ;o dculieu Voleur recv. an .... r line an 

27 -.r.rr 1788. when be rendered unto lir.hr .. , 

9(3 acknowledge to owe r unto J.'r V • sr or 

the first demand the sum of ono hu .dr thir r liver 

peltry, re cep table according to the : bablis >r 1 a re- 

ciovod in merchandise at 'ost Vincennes the 27 h 1783 — 

Page 162. February Ton: 1798. 

whereby it appears that he undertook and then 

promisod to pay to the said ?r ? ' ;11 



(1S2J 

Corr.non Pie' . - . 

cur of one hundred and thirty ■ Lvers in '.ore- - •■• 

at tho then Current price, and t 

and pay tho said plaintiff the sari ] ry 1 . • r ho 

should bo thereunto thereafter lav/fully required, \ . 

said Samuel in no wise r irdin h.is s< 

made as aforesaid but bei min 1 ve Jraftily 

r"- Subtilly to defraud the said Francois in thi - antity 

of peltry or money or any part thereof hath not j i 1 often 

requirod thereto, whereby and by non performance ti id by virtue 

of the statute in that case -ado and provi h accrued 

tc the said Plff. to demand .'• recieve of t] ' sum of 

forty four Dollars & sixty six cents 1 rfi 1 money i ■ 

to the damage of the said Plaintiff one hun re ;hirty r li- 

vers and therefore he brings this suit 7. Vigo wher e [ - nd- 

ar.t being three times Solemnly taring or 

Judgment be entered for his non appearance and that a writ cf i - 
quiry do issue returnable to the next term at day, It, the 

Eighth day of i.ovombor in the yoar one thoi venl 

ninety zovon. tho partie i red, and ] otion o 

torney the writ of Enquiry obtain the 2 

on his pleadin ; I moral issi to wit 

cause was continuod untf v/it, 

aighth day of February one thousand seven hu Irec 



V-. O, 

Common Picas Court Minutes 17S 5-99 

being oho day and year first wri ten, 'ties 

arid thereupon came a Jury x.o -..it — Dho s Jord n, John } off in, 

Page loo . sbru ,r; ! n - - 7S 

John iTidner, Isaac Llinor, ;tenhouse, Jos< j1, 

Lourient Bazadone, Elias Biddle, Samuel are gory, Jacob sc r, >rge 
Baltic, and Phillip Catt, Twelve good 1 1 »n who be 

tried and Sv/orn the truth to speal; the 

Oaths ^o say that bha D fendi In ler 

Plaintiff against him hath doclared, and assoss ; . 

damages by reason of the non performance of .. rty 

four Dollars and seventy five Dents. Therefore i r d by 

the Court that the Plff. do rocovcr of the Def . oforo- 

saiu by the Jurors, In their /irdiet afs, in form t>fs« s 3d, to- 

gether with his Cost;; and charges about his suit in - ; h If ex- 
pended, and the Defendant in mercy l-.a, 

Cla margan Louisa & 3o ) 

) 
vs ) debt Dast 

) 
Francois Dagenais ) 

Francois Dagennais was i J CI :C. 

of a plea of debt that bhe render unto ' I 

d fourteen livers and ten sols which to ...a. he owe 



(11 ) 

- 
Common Ploas [Jour . - .. 

Sly ins, as the; , Lch r 
of November or.o thousand seven Lrod ._- 

endant appeared by G ..' Johnston hi . . 
the Plaintiff is rule to file hie declaration by an 
at which time to wit, the Ilinth day of February ono bhousand sevon 
hundrod, & ninety ei;;ht the parties being called apt r , and 
plaintiff directed his suit to he dismissed — 



Page 164 Febr 

Robert Johnson ) 

) 

vs ) T Caeo da: h . 

) 
Laurence Bazadone ) 

Laurence Bazadone of - c Count; of Kno:< ..._ 

Robert Johnson of tha said a plea of 

of the said Robert four hundred dollars, as ho s .ith, at bhe r 

oJ which se.ic writ, to wit, the nin 1797, the c .r- 

ties aopoarod and by their was Cor atil tho 

noxt Jerm, at which time, to wit, the ninth day 0..' Hove iber 0,0 thour 

sand sevon hundred and ninety seven ;he parties .. . L on 

mo ;ion of bhe Defendant it was or - . 

declaration by the next court, or . ve his suit L 

tho ne^t Tern, to wit the 7th day of February 

md year first wr: r 

tiff not leaving filed his ieclaration 



(u 

Common ploas Cour ■ - 

. Court ordered that 
Defendant hie costs & char If n: 

ondod. j;C, &o. 

Louronco Bazadone ) 

) 
vs ) Tr Cai 3: da: 4 

) 
Boneventure Fouehet ; 

Boneventure Pouohet i to answer La r nco 

or the County aforesaid in a plea of rrespass on 

damage of the said Laurence four hundred dollars, as he saith, .. 

the return of which said 



Page 1C3 Fehi 

writ tor/it, the second day of Februar; in 

hundred, and nine;;; seve i red, • 

wit until the no:;-j Term was jiven the plaintif ' to fil 
at which time to wit the fourth day of - ay in sar - 
seven hundred, and ninety seven the parties appear L, 
consent the same was continued until the next 3ourt .t 
to wit, the second day of au ;ust in the .r : rev. hun- 

dred and ninety zevei\ t the ir -i 3S red 

Lff notion the sane was - . intil i: ach 

3 to wit, the ninth day. : 



- 
Common ?loas Court - »— 99 

seven hundred and ninety sovej t] > partie; .11 

again continued until the next Court, at bo ...'. . 

seventh day of Pebrui ry ono bhousand sove . 

• the day and year first wri ;t , " r ; - . s - • on 

notion of the Defendant the suit was dismi . 
sidcred by the Court that the Defendant recover of the Iff his cosi 
and charges about his defence , . 

John Small admin. ) 

) 

vs ) 

) 

Fr derick Greater ) 

Frederick Greater of bhe Cou 
Joim Small adm* of Gideon Davis Pendleton of 

foro the said Frederick detains a certain . dict- 

ionary at the return of which caid writ to wit, ti 



Page 166 February . ".703 

da;- Ox november one thous; rid sev ired & ninety ;oven ctiss 

being called appeared by their attorneys, and iti ued 

until tho noxt Torr.. for tl.o ./Iff to file ' J 

same torn is here iven . Lch d 

day »f February ono bh id seven hundr Par- 

ties appeared and the Plff filed hi is : 

words J; fi ;ures f ollov;in - ':o ./it, 



- 
Common Pleas Jour -• 

west of the Ohio River, , 

Pleas Fratherick iraeter ■ • .1 Lnis- 

trator or the ;oodj and chat . . , 

whereupon the said John c L :..o said ■ pon 

tenth day or July aforesaid in the Town of 
County aff ore said ;ot into his posses 

the property of the said Pendleton dece . , oallec 

of bhe value o2 twenty Dollars s Fratherick afore- 

said 3ook unli wfully detains Ln his po . John 

upon bhe 20 "day of July afor ■ ' • L i 

the County aforesaid ma do a legal Frathej 

for said book yet he the said Fratl arick not r; yarding Ju Lee r - 
f s i s ;ill doth continue ;o refuse bo ;ive up > s id 
kin the said John bo the danage of bho Estate of bho z. '. 
TVrent; 

suit ,': ~ooL proof and or. motion of bhe .,:■:'' atto. the sa . ras Lis- 
missed .. ereupon it was order . . Iff go he: ith da 
■; ■ Deft, his costs i-c. about — c. . • . c. 

167 lar r 11 1 - 



i - rr l j 

) 
vs ) caj ; .- 

) 

• ) 



(1 

Co won • - 

nuol do Lisa ' dm. of al ular 

Jrodits oT I. Gan i ■ • . 
go answer Pierre Mini rd of 

da lb -o 0.!' the said Pierre rwelve i Lr - , 

bhe return o_' which writ r L s 

until the next Term _. i LI 

file hie declaration, and the sane tis 

v/iso at v/hioh day to wit the Tenth day of Pebruar; 

seven hundred and ninety eight, bhe p rties boi i ; call d appear 

and the Plff direct his suit go be di 

Manuel deLisa esse. ) 

) 
vs ) case da: 3 

) 
rousaint Dubois adn. ) 

Tousaint Du >ois admini bra ;or o: 11 a 
and chattels rights and Jredits .-/hi eh were of John . rouill 
doc. of the County of Knox was summoned 'jo . 

Lisa of the County aforesaid in a plja o_' r - to 

the damage of the said Manuel Three hundred do 
upon the caid ;.!anuel complain — in 
County To llanuel do Lisa as si 

heir ': r itative of . .. / 'i lurr 

of Tousaint Dubois administrator of John . ■ loar r.vi 
called Joan Pierre formerly — 



Cannon ■ . ;es 1736- 

;e 1GG ■ -99 

or the County afore sai that 

c'.o s;..U" ': .)uboic do ro r 

Collar:: i'/hich bh< said , 
bhe sai Lnistra bor ' xaor 

said Jean ;-ior^o ,vith a certain )an Toullon 
July in the year p .. 1' 

aforesaid mad certain note in writi] pr 

of bhe said Pierre '-. Toullan bhereuntc . ■ ■• • ■ 
ic the sa year fs. and now 

Pierre "• Toi 'ta!>: ronise in 

Langua^o to the followin ; e. foot "ITous 
deolaron de voic a«la Venice taer ' i 

r int prctto 1 onca dc nartalit 'nous "nous - • 

pour lantre. which obligation when rendered int 
-co the following effect, 3 -re ,'• Jes i Tou! 

bo o..c unto the widov« Juiren the sun oi '.:. - >astr 

ic to say dollars) Honey borrowed. In case '. .. 
our cc Ives the one for the other tc ... '. 

afterwards to v. it, on tho 

afs. regaining due and unpaid r 

this life leaving b - aforesaid iane-- 
representative which . lane C L ; e. t rlc . , 



Co. 

County afc. by her indor 

20th day of April in the year 

being rendered into Snglii 'port : 

the suid Manuel Lisa (to .vit t 

the writing afd. and bhoreby did Vir LI; sst 

a right in the sd. Ilanuel to ?-. recieve 

tioned in the note or rosaid of rhich 

wards, to -.vit, or. . . - . .' . 

had duo notice, , 

and vms and Ls liable to >: j) 
afd. yet the said Dof 
sons properly authorised to re sieve the 
co pay the said sum still dot ;■ to tho 

of the said Plaintiff 300 liar 

169 Febn r srm 179C 

whereupon he brings suit fee* Plaintiff, 
craved leave to imparl '.-ore un 
here is given here unt . Lt— 

rod Lntiff srdered ha 

whereupon it is considered by the 3ourt bh . 

endant hie costs ?*.c, bhat :C. 



101) 
an Pleas Courl s 17! 6-9! 



Mitohel Joseph ) 

vs ) 7: 3i s 

Philr.n Catt ) 

Philip Catt of lino:; County v. 
of said County of a pica of Trespass on the Case 
the said Mitohel one hundred dollars* as he saith, wherei 
liitchel by his Atto. complain of Philip Catt fee. of a pier, and - r 
that the said Pltff. on the day of Au - 1707 at 
was possosced of one rod .. .- 'value won Lt dollars s 
of his own propei- goods and oh; btels nd being sc 
afterwards to wit on the day and Ld at the Count] afs. 

the sane steer did casually loco >vhi i ?terw rds, ...... i . the day 

& year last mentioned at bhe County aforesaid in the hands of 
said def. by finding oa >e. Yet . . 3ndant altho he well 
knew the premises and bhat the said steer of right be ..:o 
the said. ?lff. and altho .o was on bhe same . r id at the 
same County afd. required by the Pltff to deliver p the .. Ld 
to the said Pltff yet ho did then and ther ;lect 
so to do, but the sa;.:o steer of tl 
c onvo rt 



e 170 



. 1793 



; 

'.'no-: ; 
Common Picas Court . -99 

convert to the proper uso of hi 

year aforesaid and cou - resi Ld, "eb bho 

worse and hath sustained d - value of 

upon ho brings this suit &o. and 'hilir: in hi 

appeared and prays leave to imparl until the next 

granted him and the same day is given unto the sai 

which day to wit the ninth day of February one thousand seven h - 

dred & ninety eight the parties being called appeare - '. b; 

G. VT« Johnson his attorney in fact and the D - ndant ja i 

person and thereupon c ry, to wit, Thomas Jordan, 

Rittenhouso, Joseph She r 1, J i )cker, John Jidncr, Jo a C 

Coffiaan, Isaac Minor, Elias Biddle, . 1 Gregory, tuel 

David Snyder, & John Pea, Twelve 

tried and sworn well and truly to enquire af dam Lr Oaths 

do say that the ?ltff hath Bustajj by reason of tha >onver- 

sion in the declaration mentionad to Twenty two iollars and Fifty 

cents. therefore it is considered by the Court that the 'Iff recover 

of the Deft, the sun af s. by Jurors in their Virdict inform : fd. 

assessed together with his costs - ; : char; - ,:; about his ; in that 

behalf expended & the def. in r.crcy ;-c. 



rilliam Chambers ) 

) 
vs ) Case d 

) 
,'illinir. McGowan ) 



Knoa 
Common Pleas Court 

tfilliam KcGom n of ;o ans. 

William Chambers of a lea of 

of tho said William Chi ib< .-.. Tv, aty .-. , - . 

tho 



Page 171 

i Ch ibere com ... C ."'"' - custody -c. 

of a ploa for that where: s the sai 

day of 1797 accounted t id concern: di 

money and i'erchandise before ths t bimo due to the sa: . 
from the said defendant and then in arroars such 

account &■ ted bho day of 1797 was th 

'ears to the Plaintiff Ln ;ho s n of . - 
Virginia Currency aqual to ftoe ._..,,- of tho 
States and being oo indebted the said iefen faith- 
fully promised that he would well truly con : 

said Plaintiff the aforosaid sum of Fifteen dollars money as afs. 
when ho should bo thereunto roquired. Nevertheless :he said 
ant in no v.lso regarding his promise ■'■. ur Id, 

but continuing and fraudolently intending the said Plaintii 
behalf to dofraud and deceivo tho sum of Fifte 
thereof to tho said PlaintiJ . lth 

thereto but tho same to pay '. irto altoget 



Cannon 

still doth rof so to :hc .. - -- or tho 

therofor© lie brings this suit and 

person appeared - c : prays leave to imr rl )ro until bho 

whioh is granted him :■ the s Dofonda.it 

day to wit the 9th day of . >br ry .• £ ■ 

written tho parties ar . red L. :'.. Lr proper j >rsons *f 

his suit to he aic-is::ed. rid lef« ; ;rees - ;, the 3osts 

pas© 172 1 1798 

Tousaint Dubois asee, ) 

) 
vs ) d . 

) 
Simon Gonzalias ) 

Sinon Gonzalias of the County :: '.vac attached to ans 

ler unto him the sun of one - id .ve 11 rs which 

to him he ov;cs & from him a, ly tains as I whereupon 

tho sf.id Tousaint Dubois assise o2 General ".','. Johi . . was 

assignee of Joseph Baird conplain of Simon Gonzalias in cu 

Ox a plea that '.\o render unto him tho 

five dollars lawful money of dch to hi 

. from hin unjustly detains, for ;his bo fit, :h 
Simon Gonzalias on tho 29th ic r 1797, i b the town 3 



Knox 

Cor-. on Ploas Cov 1796- 

and County afore st Ld 

his soal and to the court no • ' 

day h year aforesaid acknov; . roily 

bound unto one certain Jo - 

and Twenty Five dollars lawful mon ■ of the uni 

paid unto the said Joseph 3" ird hii heirs or 

the said Sinon Gonzalias should be ato ther 

which said sum of money ; , fit, in the 

1797 remaining duo & unpaid unto 

endorsement on oho back of wri 

proper hand bhereto sub: sribod did ass: cer 

General K Johnston which said sum oP money the 

9th January 1793 at the town of Vincennes and Coua 

173. Poor •;• jrm 1793 

aforesaid remaining due and unpaid unto the said General \7a q 
Johnston, he by his certain endorsement on the bach of ri- 

tinr obligatory, with his own proper . jreto subscril 
assign the same unto ono certain f r - 

said or which said assi as afores Id 

ant afterward, to wit, the d y of January 17S . 
aforesaid then >• there had notice, by re „o™ of ....' :h 



(2< 

Common 

an action hath accrued to the Plf f. to 

Oof. tho za. on five dollars. ....... lc 

said Doft altho often requir > saic 

Plaintiff bo pay hath not >ai< 

altogether refused, and still loth rof use to ' t 

Plff Tv/o hundred dollars and therefore 'in bh . the 

said Defendant conies hereinto Court in hi : ' Hife: 

Judgment for bhe sum of one hundred - [Twenty fiv 1" r . ~-~~ 

iz is considored by the Zo ;• „ t t the Lf r . , the 

debt ofs. by hie confession of 3. in form ofd, i ovn.n:, 

to^other with his coc^s and ohar os ac 
cxpcndc r1 , and the Deft, in "lercy .'■•c. 

;:on. Lajoico ) 

) 
vs ) Case da: 2 

) 

Jorji Sr..a.li Admr* ) 

John Small adn. of all i I- r 

and credits which were of Joan B. Tou is deed, of >unty 
was summoned to answer Mons Lajoice Ln pie 
case to the damage of the said Lajoice Two hundred dollars, as 
saith, whereupon, the said ilonsiei r 



174 
. l.-/joico comolains of 



[2 . 

Co:. 

deceased in Custody &c. of le r . 

Lt« that whereas the Said Joan 
on bhe 20th day' of October 1787 hj • ' 

tied with his ovm hand an 
whereof is bho si ae day ■ .. ,r .'■ r< : 

then end there faithfully pr Lisa 'ollc 

to wit, "dou~ Joan 5. Touga sou si ir - yer i oordre 

Kon Lajoice dan la moy de I ut brc 'ochain > lovir 

depoaux de chovowill do roccte pour Valeur "recu" . ren- 

dered in English will ro-.J thus 
oblige myself to pay the order of \'r Lajoyco 
next Three hundre - . 1 . rs - Leer skin 

value reoioved by Virtue of r/hich and tho law In :h b ca: Lc 

provided an action hath accrued to tho said Plaintiff id • 

rociovo of the said John Small ir« ofs. t 

ft five dollars lawful noney. ;.c bhc said . " ._ . 

regarding hie said Testators, pro. .ice s The i ... y or 

any ">art therof hath not paid altlio often ra ire rato, ;o 

damage of tho said plaintiff two hundred dollars an< bhoref ra '..- 

brings suit &c, and the De; ' - .■ jrson co ics 

save bhat he is in no wise indebted to bho 

in his declaration afores: '.'1 3 is r iicro- 

fore he puts himself upon the Country, and tho s 



Comnon Plei s 3oi r 

i , roupon oaiuO p Jur; 

Josooh Rhodoamel, David ..... r, Ilias 

onhouso, Jacob Doctor, John -'o , S rr.uol oorc, _. ., >■ 

Philip Catt, twelve good >. - 

cv;orn "the 'truth to spa .. 



Pa-o 175 

the issuo Joined upon their • - the . . . 

ir. manner and fona a: the Lff fney 

do assess the Piff. daraagss, by reason of the non 
debt to the cur. of one h ndred ; . sllarsj is 

considered by the Court th t tha Plfi reoc^i of tj . .. 
ofs. by the Jurors in their Virdect ir. form ofs« asses i : 

of "Che ^oods a;;d chattels of the sai . Jean B louga Ln i . 

;ho deft, to be adraini ter . . ... ots 

about his defense in that behali 
r.C 



auol DeLisa ) 

) 
vs- Lander da: 3C 

) 
'.-.or. Sonzalias ) 

"ir. . lias vras attached to 3. 

or slander to the dam ;e of 9 said 

ipon the return of which saj 



■ 
Co:. 

in Cor.rt and confessed satisfaction order 

hie suit be dismissed. 

.-< lei doLisa 

) 

) CC CJ : 
) 

John Small ) 

John Small was attached to e r mel ieLisa in s >loc 
rrospass on the Caso to th of 

hui dred dollars as he saith, at the return of v;hi 

aopeared • Dir:c:ci hie suit : sed 



J age I7S 'ebruar; - n - 1796. 

Elijah Tisdale ) 

) 
vs ) Case da; 20 '.25. 

) 
John Clancy ) 

John Clancy was attached to answer Eliji plea of Trc. 

on tho Case to bhe dams ;e of bho said Slij ' .■ 

fivo Cents, as he saith, as the return of v.hich 

appeared and acknowledged satisf ction 



David ' rrs , ) 

) 
vc ) case 

) 
Qoneventine Poucher ) 



Common oas - .. ] i 

Bom .v.. . . re Cou /... r ■ ... . 

County is >lea of Eras ss tho 

David one thousand Dollars 

bhe Defondan r proper per 

for the sum of three '.. _ 

Cents* wherefore it is considers I 

recover of of the dcf. the si . i Defl cfs. in 

confessod, together with hie cost; : - . ; in. 

that behalf expended & the def. in r :o. 

Joseph Huno jun, , ) 

) 
vs ) asst. 

) 
Lombart Borrois ) 

Lombart Borrois was attached to ans* Joseph ... 

of Trespass Assault & battery to the d mage of 

thousand doll rs as ] , on ;he return of *vhi ■':. : -" -j 

The Plff, directed the s:.r.c to be . Jd 

Hannah Rhodearmel ) 

) 
vs ) Slander da: 5 

) 
John Small & to:: or ' ) 

Jol-i Small ,"- Polly hi 

in a plea of Trospr.sc or. the case ■ r to 1 

h five -red dollars, as she 

he .'Iff appeared '■ directed t 



(2 

. ] 



■. ■-> 177. r ,.-... 

hodearmel 

) 
va r da: 500 

) 
Jonathan Karney , : - uxor ) 

Jonathan Karney and 

Rhodoar el in a plea of Trespass on the case Ln si . 

of the said Hannah as she sai lollars. 

of whioh writ the Plff jar - irected t 3 

Richard Phealon ) 

) 

vs ) de ; :11:6 

) 
Maxwell Hughston ) 

ixwell u hstoa w s attac] .~ r \ bo iswer Richar 

County of c. in a plea of dcot that lie render . of 

four pounds eleven shil 

fron hir; unjustly dot:.!:;; as he saithj ^Thereupon the 'Iff . i 

and acKnowledged satisfaction for . iey. 



General ~_: Johnston ) 

) 
v s case da: 50. 

) 
Lo • '..on 

Richard Phoalon ..• . 



tho County ofs« in a plea of Tr< .... 

the said Gonoral Fifty dollars ., 

■.vrit tho Plff appeared and ord red 
agreed to nay costs 

Dhristooher fyant ) 

) 
■vs ) case da: 7 

) 
Josa-.,. Saraelin — ) 

Joco-.h Hamelin v/as attach tier 

of Trespass 0:1 tho case : ;o bho t" . . • ;e of bho said Chr 

ity dollars j as he saith, 1 Plff < 

appeared ?• ordered bhc uit bo c 



Page 176. for . 1798. 

Liias Biddle ) 

) 
tg ) Caso dr.: 30C 

) 
JJoses he Can ) 

hoses HcCan v, r ac attache:! to ansvj ir 3i 

aforesaid in a ploa of Trespass on 

bo he iamagc of the said Elias ?hr red lollars '. . 

jreupon the said Elias Biddle cosaplains of Moses '-■' 

,-c. of a plea of Trover ': Con . - r 

bho said Lntiff or. . . da: the year 



Gc:' g .• ■ ■ -• - 

aforesaid was possessed of one s 

hundred dollar.": as of his own proj r /cods ; - 

thereof posses sod aft rwards 

said at the County afi . - 

• s, to wit, on the day . re- 

said into the hands end possession of Id . 

Came yet the said Defend', altho he 
said nare of right did be loi said - — ' . . 

on the sarr.o day ft yoar and at the sa-.r.o county required 
to deliver up the said mare to the plff. 
neglect, deny and refuso so to j;o, But tl a sai 

Id did keep and convert tc ropor 

Defendant on the day - r d . i the Count; 

is the worse and hath sustained damage tc - thr 

dollars whereupon he brings suit r c. ; reupon c. 

in his own persor le ye to imparl hen 

Court, and the sar.o is granted him, ad the £ 

Plff. at which time to wit, the - 

sand seven hundred & nine:. rod ur.d 

was continued until the next -tr-. 

Ln the yoar of our Lord one tl 
eight year — 



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