Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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St.Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

In Chancery
April Term 1843
Preston Braxton & Others
vs
Geo W. CoonsGeorge W Coons admn. de bonis non of
MiltonMilton Duty decd. & Others

RobertRobert Strong one of the above named
defendants, Causes and reasons to himself all manner of
benefit and advantage arising from the manifold errors
untruths uncertainties & insufficiencies in the said compl
ainants bill, for answer thereto or to so much of said
bill as he is advised is material for him to answer unto
for answer says, that he this respondent has no knowledge
whatever of the dealings between said David CoonsDavid Coons nor said
George W.CoonsGeorge W Coons with said decidant nor has this respon
dent any knowledge of the , between
said CoonsCoons & said MiltonMilton Duty This respondent has
no knowledge of any found on the front of said George W CoonsGeorge W Coons
or any other person to swindle or defraud said decendent in
his lifetime nor his Estate after his decease and this respond
ent most positively states that he this respondant never at
any time or consulted with any person wherever
to defend said . This respondent states that the claim
of the respondent allowed by the probate court of St. LouisSt Louis county
state of MissouriMissouri is equitable & just in all respects and that
said CoonsCoons & note which were allowed in form of This respon
dent against the estate of said Decd, was at said true honest
and justly due to this respondent that no part of the same has
ever been paid but the whole amount of each still remains
due & owing to this respondent, all of which this respondent
made manifest before the probate court aforesaid

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which court being satisfied that the same were
just ordered the same should be allowed aga
inst said estate of said Duty, all of which
will move fully appear reference being had
to the record of said Court of probate aforesaid
which said record is prayed to be taken as a
part of the answer, this respondent having
answered all that it is deceased material for
him to answer prays that said bill or to him
may be dismissed and this respondent
discharged with his expenses &

F.B. Henderson sol


for Strong