Nathaniel, a man of color v. George W. Coons
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paper to be read, to which ruling of the Court
the plaintiff by his Counsel then and there
excepted. The defendant thereupon rested
his defense.

The plaintiff then offered and read in
evidence the following paper, purporting to
be an Inventory of Property belonging to the
estate of MiltonMilton Duty deceased, and affida-
vit thereto annexed, which paper is in
the words and figures following
to wit: (here insert paid
Inventory and affidavit, and the Certificate
of PeterPeter FergusonFerguson Judge of Probate, that
the same is a true copy of Inventory or )
said certificate being at foot of a settlement
of 1841 & included in above mentioned Exhibit
6 no. 1. in answer of Geo. W. CoonsGeorge W Coons of
Duty) justice rendering of which & certificate
the Defendant by his emerger objected, and the â
objection was overruled by the court, and exception to them by
the defendant to such overruling
Plaintiff then offered and read in evidence
a paper purporting to be settlements of said
Geo. W. CoonsGeorge W Coons adn. or, in the years 1843
and 1844, in the words and figures following,
to wit: (here insert said settlements and
certificate of Judge of Probate, marked
Exhibit A, No, 2) to the reading of which
defendant by counsel objected, but the
court overruled said objection and permitted
said paper to be read, to which reading
of the court the defendant by counsel then
and there excepted.. Plaintiff then offerred
and read in evidence the following paper purporting to
be a true of copy of the letters of administration

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granted to Geo. W. CoonsGeorge W Coons on then estate of MiltonMilton Duty
decd, to wit: (here insert said paper mark-
ed E.) To the reading, of which the defendant â
objected, and his objection was overruled by
the court and the defendant excepted the
decision of the Court overruling the same â
ro be read, to which ruling of the court
the defendant by his counsel then and
there excepted.. The plaintiff then offerred
to prove that, soon after the appointment of
said defendant Geo. W. CoonsGeorge W Coons , as administra-
tor of the estate of said MiltonMilton Duty, decd
he said CoonsCoons took into his possession assets
belonging to said estate, which, exclusive
of said plaintiff and other negroes belong-
ing to said Duty at the time of his death,
were much more than sufficient to pay
all the debts established against the estate
of said Duty, that he said defendant wasted
and squandered a large part of said assets,
that he collusively permitted demands against
said estate to be established and allowed,
at the time of said allowance barred by
statute, that whilst he was such admin-
istrator, and prior to the commencement
of this suit, he had bought in, at a large
discount, demands against said estate,
and procured the same to be allowed for the
whole original amount of said demand
and had that there was, at the time of
the commencement of this suit, in his
hands to be administered as such admini-
istrator, money, over and above what he
had thus squandered and wasted, more
than sufficient to satisfy all demands