Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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of Meaddison, who was for a time unable to work
in consequence of illness, or of MatildaMatilda , who was
kept in jail for a time, because she refused to
appear at the day appointed the Probate Court
for the hiring.
This defendant says
that he is not, and never was, to the best of his
knowledge the owner of the claims of M. W.
against said Estate - but he admits that he is the
owner of the claims of James WaltonJames Walton , SamuelSamuel Fernandis,
J.L.Croft, Elconoh English, and of the second
claim of Davis Gentry for two hundred & fifty dollars,
and of James AdamsJames Adams mentioned
in said supplemental bill, and also of the
claims of the claims allowed against said Estate
in favor of David CoonsDavid Coons , one for twenty 50/100 -
dollars one for ten hundred and sixteen 89 1/2/100 Dollars - one
for twelve hundred and seventy two 93/100 dollars -
and one thirteen hundred and seventy three
86/100 Dollars, which are not mentioned in said
supplemental bill. That all of the cash above ment
ioned in claims were not purchased by
this defendant, but were given to him by his
father David CoonsDavid Coons , at the time
when this defendant established himself
in business on his own account. That
they were all purchased or owned by
the said David CoonsDavid Coons for their full amounts.
That none of them were purchased
at a discount by said David CoonsDavid Coons , as this
defendant knows the facts from having been
a clerk for said David CoonsDavid Coons and witnessed
all the transactions. This defendant says he
is not, and never has been the owner of any

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other claims allowed against the estate of said
Duty to the best of his knowledge except
those herein above mentioned, nor
had any interest in any other, and
that they were all acquired by him as herein
above stated, and he believes them all
to be just. This defendant further states that he,
has fully accounted for the bill of the complainants
between the 25th day of August A.D. 1841 and the fifteenth of January A.D. 1842, and between the fifteenth of July 1843 and the 14th day of July 1844, and
the change in relation thereto in said bill
is not true.
This defendant further says
that he never to his knowledge or recollection
drew any money from L. G. Benoist & Co belong
ing to or claimed by the complainant JesseJesse ,
nor did he ever take or dispose of his horse
or dray to his knowledge nor does he
know whether he ever wiped horse or
dray, or acquired either by consent of
said MiltonMilton Duty in his life time, nor
whether or not he the said JesseJesse ever
deposited any money with L. G. Benoist & Co.
This defendant utterly denies
ever having collected with RobertRobert Strong
and Heywood Boyette or either of them
for the purpose of fraudulently establishing
their claims against said estate, and says
that said charge is wholly false. He further says that all the classes prior to the
sixth class of debts have been paid.
This defendant further says that in relation
to his effort to collect money from the