Aspasia, a free woman of color vs. Francois Chouteau, Pierre Menard
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State of MissouriMissouri
3rd Judicial Circuit

On reading the within petition
and affidavit, it is ordered that
the within named AspasiaAspasia be permitted be permitted
to sue as a poor person according to the form
of the statute in such case made and provided
and IsaacIsaac C. McGirkMcGirk & John BentJohn Bent Esquires an
assigned as her counsel; It is further ordered that the
said AspasiaAspasia have reasonable liberty to attend
her counsel & the court when occasion may require it,
And that the said AspasiaAspasia shall not be taken or
removed out of the Jurisdiction of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for the county of St. LouisSt Louis nor be subject to any
severity because of her application for freedom

Given under my hand at
ChambersChambers this 30th May 1827

WillWill C. CarrCarr
Judge 3 rd Circuit