Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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making any payments or payment
his notessaid bill
alleged, but presumes that he did so
for as payments on account thereof
were made- And if the fact be other-
wise, he requires proof of it, nor does
this defendant know whether the said
Duty took receipts for any Missis-
sippi money paid to said DavidDavid Coons
CoonsDavid Coons or not- nor whether he took
receipts for money deposited with
said David CoonsDavid Coons , if any was deposited
or not- but if the facts be material
this defendant requires the same to
be established by proof
And this defendant further states that he has
no knowledge that any notes executed
by said Duty to said David CoonsDavid Coons for
the sum of three or four thousand dollars
or any note or notes for any other sum or
sums were ever made use of after having
been paid or taken up by said Duty, to establish any
claim or claims in favor of said DavidDavid Coons
CoonsDavid Coons or any one else against the Estate
of said Duty after his death
but if the fact be so, this defendant
requires the same to be proven-
nor does the defendant know that
any receipt if any were ever given by
said David CoonsDavid Coons to said Duty for any
note or notes or for any money deposited
at any time by said Duty with said DavidDavid

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that it is possible but he does not know the fact-that the said Duty may
have paid the said DavidDavid Coons
CoonsDavid Coons on or after his return a portion of the amount due to him
from said Duty out of the money which
this defendant as mentioned and believes
the said Duty obtained from the
Bank at Vicksburgh- but how much
money if any, or in what kind of funds,
said Duty paid, if any, this defendant
does not know and if the fact be material
he requires proof of the same- And this defen-
dant
denies that the money so paid, by said
Duty after his return from MississippiMississippi
if any was paid, with the bill of
the complainants and money deposited
with said David CoonsDavid Coons , extinguished
all the claims of said David CoonsDavid Coons
against said Duty for money advanced
on account of the said pork business
and says that,no balance as he is informed
and believes was due to said Duty
from said David CoonsDavid Coons at the time of the
death of said Duty- And if the fact be
otherwise, this defendant requires the
same to be established by proof
And this defendant further states that he
has no personal knowledge whether or not
the said Duty paid the said David CoonsDavid Coons
any MississippiMississippi money nor
whether the said Duty, at the time of