Amended Pleas, circa 30 October 1844 [JS et al. v. C. B. Street and M. B. Street]

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boat and said Keel boats a large amount of lead to wit one hundred & Eighty tons at the port of in the State of Illinois for the port of in the State of Missouri which said lead the Captain of said boats had undertaken and faithfully promised the shippers thereof to take and carry from said port of to said port of safe and in good order and condition, unavoidable dangers of navigation Excepted, and in a reasonable time at the price of thirty cents per hundred weight and defendants aver that said lead was not shipped and carryed from said port of to said port of in a reasonable time but that to the contrary he said Captain detained and kept said lead for a long space of time to wit for the space of five months after by reasonable care and prudence he might have delivered the same at said port of and that between the time the same might have been delivered at said port of and the time the same was delivered lead had declined in price one half cent per pound and that by the bad and unskillful management of said Captain the Consignees of said lead were forced to pay for freight and charges on said lead forty five cents per hundred pounds weight, and said boats were encumbered in a certain other large sum of money to wit in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for that on to wit the 10th day of October 1840 The Diving bell Company of undertook and agreed with the Captain of said boats to raise the chimneys of said Steam boat which had been lost and sunk in the for the sum of $150 which <​sum​> said Captain [p. [4]]
boat and said Keel boats a large amount of lead to wit one hundred & Eighty tons at the port of in the State of Illinois for the port of in the State of Missouri which said lead the Captain of said boats had undertaken and faithfully promised the shippers thereof to take and carry from said port of to said port of safe and in good order and condition, unavoidable dangers of navigation Excepted, and in a reasonable time at the price of thirty cents per hundred weight and defendants aver that said lead was not shipped and carryed from said port of to said port of in a reasonable time but that to the contrary he said Captain detained and kept said lead for a long space of time to wit for the space of five months after by reasonable care and prudence he might have delivered the same at said port of and that between the time the same might have been delivered at said port of and the time the same was delivered lead had declined in price one half cent per pound and that by the bad and unskillful management of said Captain the Consignees of said lead were forced to pay for freight and charges on said lead forty five cents per hundred weight, and said boats were encumbered in a certain other large sum of money to wit in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for that on to wit the 10th day of October 1840 The Diving bell Company of undertook and agreed with the Captain of said boats to raise the chimneys of said Steam boat which had been lost and sunk in the for the sum of $150 which sum said Captain [p. [4]]
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