William Henry vs. David G. Bates
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St.LouisCounty of St Louis

Copy of the order granting permission issue
At chambers May 20 1830

Being of opinion that the foregoing petition contains
sufficient matter to authorize the commencement of a suit it
is hereby ordered that said William HenryWilliam Henry may sueDavidDavid G Bates
G. BatesDavid G Bates as a poor person for his freedom and Josiah SpaldingJosiah Spalding is hereby assignedas counsel for said petitioner. And
it is further ordered that said petitioner have reasonable
liberty to attend his cousel & the Courts when occasion
may require and that the petitioner shall not be taken or
removed out of the jurisdiction of the St. LouisSt Louis circuit court
nor be subject to any severitybecause of his application
for freedom.


C. CarrCarr
judge 3. Circuit