Nathaniel, a man of color v. George W. Coons
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Refused - Jan. 27 1846

If the Jury believe that the will, the copy of which was read
in evidence, was the said will of MiltonMilton Duty that the same
was made and proved in
the Laws of MississippiMississippiwhich have
been read by the plaintiff are authentic that Duty at the
time of his decease was domiciled in MissouriMissouri & that the plaintiff
was then in this State owned by him as a slave, & is the same NatNat named in said will, then the
plaintiff by force of said will & the law was emancipated
& the jury will find a verdict for the plaintiff.