Aspasie, a woman of color vs. Francois Chouteau
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

On reading within petition and affidavit, it is
ordered that the within named AspasieAspasia be permitted to sue as a poor
person according to the form of the Statute in such case made
and providedJohnJohn Bent BentJohn Bent Esquire are assigned as counsel. It is
further ordered that the said AspasiaAspasia have reasonable liberty to attend
her counsel & the court when occasion may require it and the said
AspasiaAspasia shall not he taken or removed out of the jurisdiction of
the circuit court for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, nor be subject to any severity,
because of her application for freedom â

Given under my hand at chambers this 30 May 1827

WillWill C. CarrCarr

Judge 3. Circuit