Richard Clinton v. John Blackburn et. al.
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Richard ClintonRichard Clinton of color commonlycalledClintonClinton , Plff
vs
John Blackburn, Edward M BlackburnEdward M Blackburn
Martha A Blackburn Charles A. Blackburn and
RufusRufus C BlackburnBlackburn , and EdwardEdward Hall HallEdward Hall curator
of the estates of the said Matha Charles & Rufus C
BlackburnBlackburn Defendants

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Sep T. 1859

The defendants John L Blackburn and EdwardEdward M Blackburn
MEdward M Blackburn .BlackburnEdward M Blackburn , answering for them selves, and the
defendants Martha A Blackburn Charles ACharles A Terroux Black
burn, and RufusRufus C BlackburnBlackburn answering by their
curator of their estates duly appointed and qual
ified, JohnJohn T Blackburn TJohn T Blackburn . BlackburnJohn T Blackburn .

State, that the defendant EdwardEdward Hall HallEdward Hall is
notnowcurator of the estates of the defendants
Martha, Charles & RufusRufus as in the petition is alleged,
but they say that the defendant John T. Black
burn is curator of the estates of the said defendants,
duly by virtue of an appointment of the ProbateCourt
of St Louis County, made on the day of June 1858- And they admit that all the other facts
in the petition stated are true and pray & authorize the
Court to give such judgement as the said state
of facts renders lawful and right-

JohnJohn T Blackburn TJohn T Blackburn .BlackburnJohn T Blackburn curator of Martha A Charles A Rufus C
Blackburn John T. Blackburn Edward M Blackburn
John T BlackburnBlackburn are of the byJohn T BlackburnJohn T Blackburn defendants, being

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duly sworn on his oath states that the foregoing
answer and the matters therein as stated he believes to
be true-

affidavit waivedR. G.Woodson atty of Plf-

John T. Blackburn for himself as well as for the instant defendants, for whom he
is curator, Martha, Charles & Rufus Blackburn, being duly sworn on his oath
says that the foregoing answer and the matters therein as stated he believes
to be true-

John T BlackburnJohn T Blackburn

Sworn to & subscribed before
me Dec 10 1859

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