Jonathan and Gilbert, men of color v. Coleman Duncan, Edward Tract, and Charles Wahrendorff
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held saidGilbertGilbert in slavery & false imprisonment
said complainants further say that said Bond
for $300 as they are informed & believe is now
held by EdwardEdward Tracy TracyEdward Tracy & CharlesCharles Wahrendorff WahrendorffCharles Wahrendorff
of St LouisSt Louis & that they are interested in it.

Said complainants further alledge that said
Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan is not a resident of the state of
MissouriMissouri & that he is insolent & that if said bond should be paid
your complainants could have no adequate remedy
against him, your complainants pray that said
& may alsobe made defendants
your complainants for the reasonsaforesaid pray
that a subpoena may issued requiring the Defendants
to appear and answer this bill that they
may be compelled to answer an all
the allegations of this bill so far as such answers
will not them, that they may be
compelled to produce in court the said bond for
$300 - that they may be
at Law on said bond untill they shall have answered this bill to and finally that by the
of this Court said bond may be delivered &
cancelled and finally the complainants pray for
such further & other relief as shall to
this Honorable court & they will pray

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