Joe, a black man vs. Colman Duncan, James Duncan
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Third Judicial Circuit
St. Louis County ss.

at chambers June 8th 1830

It is herely ordered that Joe the person in
above petition named he permitted to sue as a poor
person to establish his freedom and that JosiahJosiah Spalding
SpaldingJosiah Spalding be assigned as his counsel and it is
further ordered that said petitioner have reasonable
liberty to attend his counsel and the Court when occasion may require; and that said petitioner shall
not be taken or removed out of the jurisdiction of
the court nor he subject to any severity because of
his application for freedom.

WillWill C. CarrCarr
Judge 3 CircuitCircuit Court