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    #1

    took him there with

    1-John took his brother to his troublesome friend's place with a baseball bat.
    2-John took his brother to his troublesome friend's place with a baseball bat.

    3-John took his brother, with a baseball bat, to his troublesome friend's place.

    4-John took his brother to meet his troublesome friend with a baseball bat.

    John takes his brother to his troublesome friend's place/to meet his troublesome friend. John's brother has a baseball bat when John takes him.
    (Probably John wants his brother to threaten the friend, but that is not mentioned here.)

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    #2

    Re: took him there with

    Who has the bat?

    How about "John and his brother took a baseball bat to his friend's house."

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    #3

    Re: took him there with

    1 & 2 are the same- have you not typed something in 2? 3 is closest to your meaning, but none of these are good ways of saying this. I'd use something like:
    John took his brother, who had a baseball bat, to his troublesome friend's place.

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