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Slavery Collection, 1709-1864
L.J. Bartow vs. Parker Howlet
Hunter, SamuelBartow, L. J.Howlet, Parker
Mss Collection - Slavery Collection
Two-page deposition with testimonies of L. J. Bartow and Parker Howlet of Berrien County [Michigan]. Plaintiff Bartow declares nonpayment of funds by Howlet through an endorsed note from the "Bank of Niles," to which defendant Howlet responds that the allegations are insufficient for conviction. Recorded by Court Justice Samuel Hunter, who notes at bottom and verso that the case was overruled. On verso, tabulations referring to portions of the trial, probably a list of hours spent processing case.
Actions and defenses--Michigan--Berrien County
L.J Bartow, Parker Howlet, , Justice […] […] Samuel Hunter, , January 18th 1839, , Berrien County [Michigan] , v Plaintiff – the whom entitled cause de […] on a note in […] se as follows to wit – Seven months from […] for […] secured promise to buy [?] to order of P. Howlet fifty dollars at the Bank of Niles February 11th 1838 and signed by A.R. Howlet and endorsed by P. Howlet which said note was duly protested for non-payment on the third day of September A.D. 1838 by […] Notary Public – and also for that whereas […] to wit on the first day of January A.D. 1839 the defendant at Niles at said county […] indebted to the said plaintiff in the sum of eighty dollars lawful money for money by the said plaintiff before that term lent and a […] to a […] laid out and then did for the said defendant and at his […] […] and request whereupon he brings suit […] $100.00. , Said defendant […] to the first count in plffs. [plaintiffs] declaration – and says that the alligations [sic] thrown contained are not sufficient in law for him to have or sustain his action […]. And that said Deft. [defendant] is not harmed [?] by the law of the land to used [?] or the […] this east – , , To the […] count deft. [defendant] pleads the […] issue – non asst - & give notice of […] on common […] for goods […] & such. […] by deft. [defendant] & plff [plaintiff] at his request for many […] and plff’s advanced for him at his like request.
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