Lucina Duty v. John F. Darley
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as administrator of the estate of
MiltonMilton Duty deceased, in the city and
county of St. LouisSt Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
that she is now and has been during
all of said time a free person; that she
has been confined and restrained
of her liberty by the defendant; that she
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 the 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 herewith filed, the original not
being in the possession or under the control
of the plaintiff; that by 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
judgement of libration in due form against the
defendant and all persons claiming
under, by or through him or the said
Duty.

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