Jonathan and Gilbert, men of color v. Coleman Duncan, Edward Tract, and Charles Wahrendorff
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was given for the purpose of effecting the
emancipation of said GilbertGilbert from slavery &
no other consideration and said complain

-ants alledge that when said bond was executed
and long before that said GilbertGilbert had become entitled to his freedom but there & for a long
time previous held said GilbertGilbert in Slavery & false
imprisonment. Siad complainants further
say that said Bond for $300 is now held by
Edward Lay & Charles WahrendorffCharles Wahrendorff of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis & that they are interested in it.
Said Complainants further alledge that said
Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan is not a resident of the
State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri & that he is & that
if said Bond should be paid your complain-
ants would have no adequate remedy against
him. Your complainants pray that said
Lay & may also be made Defendants
Your complainants for the reasons aforesaid
pray- that a subpoena may issue requiring
the Defendants to appear & answer this bill
that they may be compelled to answer on
oath all the allegations of this bill so far as
such answer will not criminate them that they may
be compelled to produce in
court said bond for $300 that they may
be from proceeding at Law on said Bond untill they shall have answered
this bill to_ and finally that by the the Decree
of this Court said Bond may be delivered
up & cancelled and finally the complaints pray for such futher & other relief as shall
seemmeet to this honorable court and they
will pray &c

G A BirdG A Bird Solicitor