Gabriel, a man of color v. Andrew Christy and Mary Coons
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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

GabrielGabriel suing for
AndrewAndrew ChristyChristy Executor &
Mary CoonsMary Coons Executrix of
David CoonsDavid Coons ,

And the said
defeendants in their proper persons come & [ defend ]
the force and injury when &c, and say
that the said GabrielGabriel was at the
times when &c, & is now the slave of the said
defendants without that that he was or is a
free person in manner and form as in said
declaration is alleged, & of this they put them
selves upon the County &c.

AndrewAndrew Christy

Mary CoonsMary Coons