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The Early Missouri Territory and State Personal and Legal Papers digital collection contains legal documents dating from 1785 to 1898. These documents concern the legal troubles and opportunities of the early settlers of Missouri around the St. Louis and St Charles areas. Such prominent people as Auguste and Pierre Chouteau, William Clark, Manuel Lisa, Jean Gabriel Cerré, George Drouillard, Alexander McNair, and Pierre Menard are mentioned in these manuscripts. These documents contain security bonds, promissory notes, lawsuits, bills of sale and of debt, deeds of emancipation, land surveys, and other legal activities.
Finding Aid to Early Missouri Territory and State Personal and Legal Papers