Milly v. Stephen Smith
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St. Louis County Before WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr , Judge of the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
at ChambersChambers , this month of may 1827.

On reading the within petition and the annexed affidavit and
being of opinion that said petition contains sufficent matter to
authorize the commencement of suits for freedom in the name
of each person within named claimed as a slave it is ordered that
said MillyMilly , Harry DickHarry Dick , William & David Shipman be permitted to sue
as poor persons to establish their freedom respectively and that Jo
siah SpaldingSpalding the assigned as their Counsel. It is further ordered that
the said petitioners have reasonable liberty to attend their said Coun-
sel & the Court when occasion may require and that said
petitioners shall not be taken or removed out of the Jurisdiction
of the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court where said suits are to be com-
menced, nor shall be subject to any severity on account of their
application for freedom, and being satisfied that the said petitioners
are about to be removed out of the Jurisdiction of the St. LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court it is further ordered that the within named Ste-
phan SmithSmith (who is to be made defendant in said suits