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

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agreed to give and said company had raised the same. and said boats were encumbered in another large sum of money to wit, the sum of $225 for that Kingsland Lightner & Co had undertaken and agreed with the Captain of said boats to make a new set of chimneys for said Steam Boat at the price of $225 which said Captain had agreed to give and that said Kingsland Lightner & Co had made said chimneys in pursuance of said agreement and said boats were incumbered to another large amount, to wit, to the sum of $200 to one William Holliday [Holladay] for services rendered by said Holliday as pilot of the same before the purchase of said boats by said Streets, and said defendants aver that the reputation of said boats was so bad on account of bad management of said boats and on account of said incumbrances on said boat that shippers would not ship on board of said boats and that thereby said Streets lost a large amount of money to wit the sum of $1500, which they reasonably might have made for freight by running said boat and that by means of said incumbrances and said bad reputation of said boats said Streets paid laid out and expended another large sum of money to wit the sum of $500 for expenses in attempting to run said boats, and that said Streets were forced and compelled to pay off a large amount of said incumbrances on said boats to wit the sum of $2000, by means of said incumbrances and said bad reputation of said boats to wit the sum of $2000, by means of said incumbrances and said bad reputation of said boats, and that said Streets lost another large sum of money, to wit, the sum of $1000 which he might have reasonably made for passage money on said boat [p. [5]]
agreed to give and said company had raised the same. and said boats were encumbered in another large sum of money to wit, the sum of $225 for that Kingsland Lightner & Co had undertaken and agreed with the Captain of said boats to make a new set of chimneys for said Steam Boat at the price of $225 which said Captain had agreed to give and that said Kingsland Lightner & Co had made said chimneys in pursuance of said agreement and said boats were incumbered to another large amount, to wit, to the sum of $200 to one William Holliday [Holladay] for services rendered by said Holliday as pilot of the same before the purchase of said boats by said Streets, and said defendants aver that the reputation of said boats was so bad on account of bad management of said boats and on account of said incumbrances on said boat that shippers would not ship on board of said boats and that thereby said Streets lost a large amount of money to wit the sum of $1500, which they reasonably might have made for freight by running said boat and that by means of said incumbrances and said bad reputation of said boats said Streets paid laid out and expended another large sum of money to wit the sum of $500 for expenses in attempting to run said boats, and that said Streets were forced and compelled to pay off a large amount of said incumbrances on said boats to wit the sum of $2000, by means of said incumbrances and said bad reputation of said boats to wit the sum of $2000, by means of said incumbrances and said bad reputation of said boats, and that said Streets lost another large sum of money, to wit, the sum of $1000 which he might have reasonably made for passage money on said boat [p. [5]]
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