Preston and Others v. George W. Coons, Administrator of the Estate of Milton Duty, et al.
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he has used every execution to collect the money
due on the said notes against persons in Missisippi
and has not been able to realize any
, on account of the of the
- That he is convinced from
the effects and inquiries he has made, that
nothing can ever be realized out of any
of the said notes against persons in MississippiMississippi
in his hands, amounting to the sum of
four thousand nine hundred and ninety
five dollars and ninety five cents, and that
nothing could have been collected by any
means upon the same at any time since
this defendant became the administrator
of said Duty - that the names of the makes
of said notes will appear by reference to
the Copy of the inventory contains
in said transcript- that a portion of
the said last mentioned sum consists of
notes against the said John & WilliamWilliam Henderson
resideith of the state of MississippiMississippi to the amount of three
thouand two hundred and twenty seven dollars
and sixty seven cents, which sum was duly accounted
for and adjudicated upon under a plea of
in the said suit of said Hendersons
against this defendant a administrators
of said Duty'sDuty's Estate, in which judgment
was obtained in favor of the said Hendersons
as aforesaid in the St. LouisSt Louis Court of
common pleas and this defendant
further states that he is infomed and believes
that nothing will ever be realized out of any
of the said notes due in the state of MississippiMississippi

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delivered by this defendant to the administrator
of said Dutys Estate in the state of MississippiMississippi
as above stated-


and this defendant further States that of the
amount of notes above stated to be in his hands
uncollected for hire of negros amounting to
twenty five hundred and sixty four
dollars, there must be deducted the sum
of nine hundred and sixty five dollars which
cannot be collected on account of the
of the makers - and this defendant
further States that since the appraisement of
the slaves belonging to the Estate
of said Duty of the sum of seven thousand
seven hundred and twenty five dollars, the
value of slaves has depreciated from
thirty to fifty per cent, and the
value of their hire in about the same
proportion - he believes from the
information he has, that all of the said
slaves could not be sold now for more
than five thousand dollars - That the hire
of said slaves for the year ending the twenty fifth
of August eighteen hundred and forty
amounted to twenty five hundred and seventy four
dollars - and for the year ending the 25th of August
eighteen fourty one, to the sum of twenty two
hundred and seventeen dollars - and the hire
of the said in the month of July
last by order of the probate court for the year to end on
the fifteenth of July next A. D. 1843amounted
to only eleven hundred and twenty nine dollars
and fifty cents - That the State, County & City