John: Ironic that you should ask. Only last week I talked to a friend in Bloomfield who advised that the court file you are seeking has disappeared from the Stoddard County archives. Several people have copies, and they are trying to find one to replace the original.
Fortunately, there is a full transcription of the file in the book by Gene P. Murdock, titled Sam Hildebrand's Footprints: The Story of Major Samuel S. Hildebrand, Bushwhacker, C.S.A. You may be able to obtain a copy of the book by writing to Murdock's Historical Publications, PO Box 179, Bonne Terre, MO 63628. At least that is the address that appeared in the book when it was published in 2000.