Jordan Duty vs. Johon F. Darly
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JordanJordan Duty plaintiff
John F. DarlyJohn F Darly defendant

In the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court of St Louis
County April Term 1850
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis


The plaintiff states that he is now and
has been for more than two years now last
past held in slavery by John F. DarlyJohn F Darly
administrator of the estate of the estate
of MiltonMilton Duty deceased in the city and
county of St. LouisSt Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
that he is now and has been during all
said time a free person; that he has
been confined and restrained of his
liberty by the defendant; that he was formerly
the slave of said MiltonMilton Duty deceased, that
said Duty died in the year eighteen hundred and thirty eight in the county of St. LouisSt Louis
aforesaid; that before his death, said Duty
being then and so continuing till his said
decease the owner of the plaintiff as his slave
made his last will in due form of law
a copy of which duly certified is is herewith
filed, the original not being in the possession or
under the control of the plaintiff; that by his
said will, said Duty emancipated and set free
all his slaves and among them the plaintiff
that all the debts of said estate have been
paid, or that an ample fund is now in the
hands of the defendant to pay the same.
Wherefore the plaintiff prays for judge
ment of libration against the defendant
and all others claiming under, by or thr
ough him or the said MiltonMilton Duty.




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