Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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said David CoonsDavid Coons , having been made parties de
fendants to said bill, after the death of their
said testator, answered the same.
On the 5th day of May AD 1843 the said GeorgeGeorge W Coons
W CoonsGeorge W Coons answered said bill, to which
the said complainants excepted, and their
exceptions having been sustained by
this Honourable Court, on the 15th the same
month he put in an additional answer.
Of
the other defendants to said bill the said
RobertRobert Strong and Henry ChouteauHenry Chouteau , each
answered the same, and the others all failed
to put in any answer.
The said Geroge W
Coons in his said answers among other things
set forth and relied upon an exhibit marked (ch.1) from which
it appears that on the 4th day of May AD 1843
the claims which had been allowed with
County a Probate Courts of St LouisCircuit Court County against
the Estate of said MiltonMilton Duty consisted
of one claim in the first class amounting to
six 75/100 dollars; sundry claims in the fifth
class amounting to four thousand eight hundred
and sixty one 3/100 dollars, sundry claims in
the sixth class amounting to thirty five
hundred and thirty one 74/100 dolars, and sundry
claims in the seventh class amounting to nine
teen hundred and eighty six 47/100 dolars, the
said claims thus allowed amounting in
all to ten thousand three hundred and
eighty five 99/100 dollars; it also appears
from said exhibit (ch.1) that the said GeorgeGeorge W Coons
W CoonsGeorge W Coons , in his settlement before the CountyCounty St LouisCourt of County St LouisSt Louis County at the June Term 1839
of said court obtained allowances for items

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of cash paid out amounting to one hundred & ninety
one 41/100 dollars; and at a settlement made by him
before said court at the September term 1840 he
obtained a credit for sundry items of cash
paid out, amounting in all to two hundred
and twelve 25/100 dollars; at a settlement made
by him before the Probate Court of St Louis
County of his account as administration of said
Milton Duty's estate at the September term 1846 of court he obtained a cred
it for sundry items of cash paid out amounting
to twenty three hundred and seventy four 63/100 dol
lars; at a similar settlement made by
him before said Probate Court at the December term 1842 he obtained a credit of sun
dry items of cash paid out amounting to
twenty four hundred and ninety four 35/100 dol
lars, at which last mentioned term of the
Probate Court he also obtained credit for
sundry items amounting in all to twenty
four hundred and fourteen 92/100 dollars, which
consisted of the note of ThomasThomas Galloway
for six hundred and one 92/100 dollars of John
T Simmons for three hundred dollars, of I
T Miller for fifty dollars, of John HarrisJohn Harris
four fifty dollars, of ReubenReuben Gibson for nine
hundred dollars, and of John Henderson
for five hundred and thirteen dollars,which
said notes the said George W CoonsGeorge W Coons and deliver
ed to the administrator of said Duty'sDuty's Estate Mississip
pi and with
which the said CoonsCoons had been charged on his account .

But your oratrixes and orators further
show unto your Honor by way of Supplement