said GeorgeGeorge W Coons W.
CoonsGeorge W Coons directed the said negro boy
PrestonPreston and one of the other negroes to take
up the trunks, one containing the papers of the
deceased and the other the cloths of the deceased
and left the hour with them. This affiant
was at the house of the deceased off and on during
the greater part of the night on which he died
to before me this
24th day of August 1840.
Justice of the Peace
St. Louis County State of MissouriMissouri
JamesJames Adams AdamsJames Adams