Charles Pierson
Thomas S. Caughey
Box 126 Dec 5, 1855
Complaint No. 6 6 Day Demand $300.00
Filed November 12th 1855 Alex Miller Clerk
Ray & McFarland Attorneys for Plaintiff
State of Indiana                                        In the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County Ind.
Shelby County                     SS                      December Term 1855

            Charles Pierson complains of Thomas S. Caughey and says that on the first day of September 1854 the defendant bot of one  George White  a Bill of Goods, the particulars whereof are herewith filed, and thereby became indebted to the said George White in the sum of two Hundred Dollars, and afterwards on the ___ day of ____ 1854 the said White transferred and assigned the said claim to One  Clinton L. Merriam  who afterwards towit on the __ day of ___ 1854, transferred and assigned the same to the plaintiff who is now the owner thereof, Which sum still remains unpaid & due the plaintiff, and he demands Judgment for Three hundred Dollars, and makes the said  George White,  Clinton L. Merriam  &  Thomas S. Caughey  Defendants hereto.
Ray & McFarland    attorneys for the Pltffs.        


Common Pleas
Charles Pierson     VS     Thomas S. Caughey
Summons Demand $300.00
Ray & McFarland Atty for Pltff

            Received this writ November by the 17th 1855 I served this writ as commanded on the within named Thomas S. Caughey by reading in his hearing, November the 17th 1855
                                                                                                       Squire L. Vanpelt     Sherriff S.C.

State of Indiana
Shelby County             SS
            The State of Indiana, To the Sheriff of Shelby County, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to summon Thomas S. Caughey to personally be and appear before the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County, on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House in Shelbyville on the first Monday December 1855 then and there to answer to the complaint of Charles Pierson.
Damages claimed three hundred Dollars, and have you then and there this writ.
Witness Alex Miller Clerk and the seal of said Court, at Shelbyville this 12th day of November 1855
Alex Miller     Clerk        

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