Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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order of sale which had then been made by
the Probate Court of St Louis County; that
the said complaints might be permitted
to institute and prosecute their said suit in
Chancery in forma pauperis and that they
might be exempt from security and dis
charged from executing an injunction bond
that counsel might be assigned then to
prosecute their said suit; that the said Pres
ton and BraxtonBraxton , two of said complainants,
might be permitted to attend counsel
and the court, and to collect the necessary tes
timony; that the Sheriff or MarshallMarshall
of St Louis County might be directed to
take possession of said Complainants and
hire them out during the prudency of said
suit; that their personal freedom might
be decreed to said Complainants accounting to
the provisions of the will of said Mil
ton Duty and that those of said Complaints
who were legatees under said will should be de
creed their respective legacies; that the le
gal representative of HenryHenry Fernandis decd
should discover and set forth the assets in
his possession belonging to the Estate of
said MiltonMilton Duty decd; that the said DavidDavid Coons
CoonsDavid Coons should be compelled to appear before a spe
cial commissioner with his books containing
all of the original entries of the the accounts
between himself and the said MiltonMilton Duty
in his lifetime, and to exhibit to said Com
missioner and this Honourable Court all the the or
iginal vouchers on which the claims of
the said David CoonsDavid Coons against the estate of

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said MiltonMilton Duty were allowed by the CountyCounty St Louis Court of
St LouisCounty St Louis County, and that said Commissioner
might be instructed to make up, state, and
settle the accounts between the said GeorgeGeorge W Coons
W CoonsGeorge W Coons as administrator of said Estate
and the said David CoonsDavid Coons , upon legal vouchers
only, without reagard to any settlement before
that time make before the County or Probate
Court of St Louis County; that the said GeorgeGeorge W Coons
W CoonsGeorge W Coons might be compelled to settle his ad
ministration accounts before a special com
missioner appointed for that purpose;
that by a decree of this Honorable Court his let
ters of administration might be revoked and he
be compelled to pay over all monies in his
hands belongings to the Estate of said MiltonMilton
Duty; that all claimants against said estate
, parties to said bill, or who might afterwards
become parties, might be compelled to state
how and to what amount the said Duty became
indebted to them; that the said John and
WilliamWilliam Henderson might be required to
state how the said Duty became indebted to them
and wheteher they have paid off the amount
of the notes to the said Duty in his lifetime
or to any one since his death authorized to
receive the same, and that said Complain
ants might have such further and other relief
as the peculiar nature of the in case might
require.
Your oratrixes and orators further
show that the said David CoonsDavid Coons died without
having answered said bill, and that An
drew ChristyChristy the executor and Mary CoonsMary Coons the
executrix of the last will and testament of