John Singleton vs. Alinander Scott, Robert Lewis
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State of MissouriMissouri Third judicial Circuit
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louissct.

It is hereby ordered that the above named
JohnJohn Singleton SingletonJohn Singleton the petitioner be permitted to
institute a suit as a poor person to by his claim to freedom
agreeable to the statute of such case made
and provided by IssacIssac C. McGirkMcGirk Esquire
is assigned to him as counsel. It is moreover
ordered that the petitioner have reasonable liberty to allowed his counsel and the court when occasion
may require and that he shall
not be taken or removed out of the jurisdiction of

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of the court nor be subject to any severity because
of his application for freedom given under my hand at chambers
this 31st of August 1827.

WillWill C. CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit
aforesaid