Dolly, a colored woman vs. John Young
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court - Wednesday 26th March 1828

George FGeorge F Strother StrotherGeorge F Strother and James Evans present the petition of DollyDolly a woman of
Color praying that she may be permitted to institute suit againt John Young to
Establish her right to freedom and that she may be permitted to sue as a poor person
therefore the Court permits the said DollyDolly to sue as aforesaid and direct that an action
of assault and battery and false imprisonment be commenced against the said John
Young in the name of the said DollyDolly and assign James Evans and GeorgeGeorge F Strother FGeorge F Strother StrotherGeorge F Strother
Esquires as her Counel and it is ordered by the Court that the said defendant permit
the said DollyDolly to have a reasonable liberty of attending her counsel and the Court
when the occasion may require it and that the said DollyDolly the plaintiff shall
not be taken or removed out of the juridiction of this court and that she shall
not be subject to any severity of treatment on account of her said application
for freedom -

A true copy of the order

A. GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk