Almost 13 years after lending $186.10 to William A. Lyles, E.P. Verner called in the debt. We have no idea why William A. borrowed the money or whether he was able to pay back the $357.93 debt plus interest and costs.
Complaint for Money
The Plaintiff above named complaining of the Defendant herein alleges--
1st That on the 12th day of November 1866, the Defendant gave to the Plaintiff his note under seal whereby he promised to pay to pay to the Plaintiff or bearer one hundred and eighty six 10/100 Dollars with intrest [sic] from the first day of January 1867, of which note the following is a copy. viz.
William A. Liles (L.S.)
To William A. Liles Defendant above named
You are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint annexed, and serve a copy of your answer on the subscribers at their office on the public square in Walhalla S.C. within twenty days after the service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to answer the complaint within that time, the plaintiff will take judgement against you for the sum of one hundred and eighty six 10/100 Dollars with intrest [sic] from the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, and the costs of this action.
I certify that I did in my own person on the 2 Jany 1879 serve defendant Wm A. Lyles personally with a copy of the within a copy of the within [repetition--sic] complaint and leave the same with him
E.P. Verner Plaintiff vs William Liles Defendant
Affidavit of No Answer
Personally appeared J.S. Verner of the firm of Keith & Verner, attys, for plaintiff in the above stated action, and makes oath: That the summons and complaint in this action has been served more than twenty days upon the Defendant herein, as appears by the certificate of the Sheriff of said County, upon the Complaint and summons, and that no answer or demurrer has been served upon the Plaintiff's attys--
Let the Plaintiff have judgment against the Defendant for the sum of three hundred and thirty three dollars and forty three cents and costs.