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Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

The suits which had been commenced against the Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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people for damages progressed so slow and was attended with so much costs that they were all dropped but two which were thought to be sufficient to try the experiment to asscertain whether or not anything could be obtained by law. Near $300, costs had to be paid to obtain a change of venue the suits were then removed to Ray Co.

Located in northwestern Missouri. Area settled, 1815. Created from Howard Co., 1820. Initially included all state land north of Missouri River and west of Grand River. Population in 1830 about 2,700; in 1836 about 6,600; and in 1840 about 6,600. Latter-day...

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, Court after court passed and the trials were put over— At Last In the summer of 1836 the time drew near when it was supposed that the trials must come on which was very gratifying to those who planted the suits. When the time of court came their lawyers instead of going to trial as they should have done made a sort of compromise with the mobbers by dropping one suit without even having the costs paid & this too without the knowledge or consent of their employer on the other suit the defendants agreed to pay a few hundred dollars though not as much as the lawyers fees & costs had been. Had the lawyers been true to them brns and brought their suits to trial instead of makeing a compromise and laboured faithfully for them as though them meant to earn their $1000. there is no doubt but that on the two suits they would have obtained as many thousands of dollars as they did hundreds by the compromise [p. [19]]
The suits which had been commenced against the  Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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people for damages <progressed so slow and was attended with so much costs that they> were all dropped but two  which were thought <to be> sufficient to try the experiment to  asscertain whether or not anything could be obtained by  law. About Near $300, <costs> had to be paid to obtain a change of venue  the suits were <then> removed to Ray Co.

Located in northwestern Missouri. Area settled, 1815. Created from Howard Co., 1820. Initially included all state land north of Missouri River and west of Grand River. Population in 1830 about 2,700; in 1836 about 6,600; and in 1840 about 6,600. Latter-day...

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, Court after court passed and  the trials were put over— at last <At Last In the summer of 1836> the time <at last> drew near when it  was supposed that the <trials> must come on which was very gratifying  to those who planted the suits. When the time of court came their  lawyers instead of going to trial <as they should have done> made a sort of compromise with  the mobbers by dropping one suit without even having the costs  paid & that this <too> without the knowledge or consent of their employer the  <on the> other suit the defendants agreed to pay a few hundred dollars though  not as much as the lawyers fees & costs had been. had their lawyers  laboured as hard to have <had> a fair trial as they did to bring about  this compromise Had our brns <the> lawyers been true to them <brns> and brought  their suits to trial instead of makeing the <a> compromise and laboured  faithfully for them as though them meant to earn their $1000. there is  no doubt but that on the two suits they <would have> obtained as many thousands  of dollars for them as they did hundreds by the compromise [p. [19]]
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Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, History, Manuscript, ca. 1839; handwriting of Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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; nineteen pages (several additional leaves missing); CHL.

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