Matilda, a free woman of color v. Charles St. Vrain
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I WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the third Judi
-cialCircuit district and State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri do order that the above
named petitioner MatildaMatilda be permitted to sue as a poor person to
establish her freedom & I do [ asign ]Gustavus A BirdGustavus A Bird as her counsel
to commence and 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 Juris
-diction of the court nor be subject to any severity because of her appli
-cation for freedom November 4th 1830

Signed - WillWill .C.CarrCarr

Judge of 3rd. Circuit