Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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that in the inventory filed by you said Geo. W. CoonsGeorge W Coons admn. as
aforesaid, you have given the estate of said Duty credit
for the sum of $7410:85 the amount of notes due by
said Duty in MississippiMississippi, which came to the hands
of you said CoonsCoons admn.; that the greater part of said
sum if not the whole could have been and might be
now collected if any efforts were made; that you the
said admn. have done nothing towards their collection,
and will do nothing unless compelled to do so; admitting
the judgment, the claims allowed, and those about to be
presented for allowance to be first (which is by no
means the case) after deducting the hires of said orators
and oratrices, cash on hand at the death of
said Duty and sales of personal estate, there will
be a balance of $2775:41 against said estate, but
if the amount of notes in hands of admn. could have been
collected and might now, you are properly chargeable
with the amount, and if the debt of said D CoonsD Coons was
fully paid off in the lifetime of said Duty as is believed,
the balance in favor of this testator will be
about $8319:12 1/2; that notwithstanding the balance is
only $2775:41 and could be paid off in a short time
by the hire of said orators and oratrices, you said GeoGeorge W Coons .
W CoonsGeorge W Coons admn. as aforesaid have obtained an order
from the Probate Court of St. Louis County to sell all
of said orators and oratrices except preston, BraxtonBraxton
and MaryMary as slaves for life on the 12th October inst;
that they are advised and therefore insist that all
the assets arising from the notes in the hands of
said admn. as her inventory & the personal property
should all be exhuasted before they can be sold
and whereas it was prayed that a writ of injunction may
be issued directed to you said George W CoonsGeorge W Coons administrator

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as aforesaid, enjoining you, your agents and
attorneys from exposing them to sale on Tuesday the
12th Instant ageeably to the order of the said Probate
Court - and whereas upon inspection and examination
of the said bill of complaint of them the afore named
orators and oratrices by our said judge sitting as a Court of
Chancery, it was ordered that a writ of injunction
issue according to the prayer thereof - You the said
George W CoonsGeorge W Coons administrator of the estate of MiltonMilton
Duty decd. as aforesaid, your agents and attorneys are
therefore strictly enjoined and commanded to refrain
from exposing to sale the above named persons, orators
and oratrices as aforesaid, on Tuesday the 12th Instant
agreeably to the order of the Probate Court as aforesaid
until the further order of our said Judge sitting as a
Court of Chancery to the contrary thereof, and how
you the said sheriff shall execute this writ make
returns to our said Court on the first day of the next
term thereof to be begin and held at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis on the third
Monday of November next.

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of our
said Court with the seal thereof
hereto affixed at office in the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis this twelfth day of October eighteen hundred and forty one

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Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clk