Moses Austin Document Signed

Moses Austin Document Signed "Moses Austin". Four pages, 7.5" x 10.25", Genevieve, Missouri, July 27, 1813. A signed statement, recording "the several answers of Moses Austin one of the Defendants to the Bill amended of Jacob Wood against him, Horace Austin & Daniel Bissett." In 1810, Austin had entered into agreement "with said Jacob Wood [who] contracted with the defendant to deliver him eight thousand pounds of lead at the Genevieve at the price of fifty dollars per thousand...." That amount of lead was not available, so Wood substituted shot, and uncertainties as to relative values ensued. Austin signs on page four, attesting to the veracity of his statement. Great content regarding the business operations of Austin's lead business and trade across state lines in Natchez and New Orleans. Also signed by "James Austin", likely a relative and partner in the business. Light toning, separations at folds.
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