Matilda, a free woman of color v. Charles St. Vrain
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I WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr Judge of the Circuits Court
for the third Judicial district and state of
MissouriMissouri do order that the above named
petitionerMatildaMatilda be permitted to sue as a
poor person to Establish her freedom & I do [ asign ]
Gustavus a BirdBird as her counsel to commence
& prosecute her said suit for freedom
and I do moreover order that the said
MatildaMatilda shall have reasonable liberty of
attending the court and her counsel when
occasion may require, and that Said
MatildaMatilda shall not be taken or removed out of the
Jurisdiction of the court nor be subject to
any severity because of her application
for freedom November 4th 1830

WillWill : C. CarrCarr

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