Nathaniel, a man of color v. George W. Coons
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State Of MissouriMissouri,
County Of St. LouisSt Louis,

By the tenor of these Presents, I, Henry ChouteauHenry Chouteau , Clerk
of the county court within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, in the State of MissouriMissouri,

Do Make Known Unto All Men,

That the last will and testament of MiltonMilton Duty late of the
county of St. LouisSt Louis, deceased, was in common form of law proven, approved, and exhibited, a
true copy whereof is to these presents annexed, having whilst he lived and at the time of his death,
[ divers ] goods, chattels, rights and credits, within the said county of St. LouisSt Louis, by reason whereof, and the approbation of said last will and testament, and whereas John JJohn J Guion GuionJohn J Guion the executor
named in said last will and testament, had renounced his right to act in that capacity
and declined taking upon himself the execution of said last will and testament, these
letters of Administration with the will annexed are granted to George W. CoonsGeorge W Coons in obedience
to an order of said court with full power and authority to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits, of the said
deceased, and to do and perform and execute the said last will and testament, and to pay the debts
of the said deceased, as far as the assets which shall come to his hands will extend and the law direct, he having first given sufficient security, and taken the oath well and truly
to perform and do the premises.

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In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand
and affixed the seal of said county court, at St. LouisSt Louis, this
Twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thrity nine

Henry ChouteauHenry Chouteau , Clerk.