Vincent vs. Jerry Duncan
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I WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the third Judicial circuit & State ofMissouri
MissouriMissouri being of opinion that the above petition contains sufficient matter to authorize
the commencement of a suit do order that VincentVincent the above named Petitioner be permitted
to sue as a poor person to establish his freedom & do assign GustavusGustavus A Bird A BirdGustavus A Bird as counsel for
the said VincentVincent to commence and prosecute his suit for freedom and do also order that
said VincentVincent shall have reasonable liberty to attend his counsel and the Court when
occasion may require and I do moreover order that that the said VincentVincent shall not be
taken or removed out of the Jurisdiction of said court & that he shall not be subject to
any severity because of his application for freedom.

(signed)

WillWill C CarrCarr

A True copy of the order

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

May 7th 1829.