Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis


In the Probate Court for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, - September Term 1841

To the Honorable the Probate Court of St. Louis County

George W CoonsGeorge W Coons administrator with the
will annexed of MiltonMilton Duty deceased respectfully represents that there are demands allowed against the
Estate of said deceased in this court amounting to the sum of Seven thousand two hundred & three 68/100 dollar: that
there is also a Judgment rendered against him as Admr. of said Estate at the present term of the Court of Common
pleas of said County in favor of the President Directors and Company of the Planters bank of MississippiMississippi for fourteen
hundred & twenty two 23/100 dollars damages and cost of suit; that he has also been served with a notice of demands in
favor of RobertRobert Strong for thirteen hundred and ninety dollars, also a demand in favor of Haywood Boyette for about two hundred
and Eighty seven dollars, and a demand held by Bogy & Hunton for upwards of two hundred & twenty dollars making a
sum total allowed or presented against said Estate of Ten thousand five hundred & twenty two 33/100 dollars - that Two
thousand four hundred dollars and one 12/100 dollars thereof has been paid, that to satisfy the balance there are
in the hands of this admr. the following assets Cash $ 3217 73/100 notes for negro hire $965.00 the greater part of
which cannot be collected - notes due in Missisippi no part of which can be rendered available $7410.85 and
the slaves belonging to the Estate twenty six in number (named in Inventory filed) which were appraised at
$7725 - [ beleiving ] that the hire of the said slaves will not in any reasonable time enable him to pay the said
debts, he prays that this court will order the said slaves to be sold or so many of them as will be sufficient to
pay said demands G. W. Coons admr. St. LouisSt Louis7th September 1841

Filed 18th September 1841

PeterPeter FergusonFerguson Judge of Probate