Joe, a black man vs. Colman Duncan, James Duncan
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County at chambers June 8th 1830.

It is hereby orderd that Joe the person in above petition
named be permitted to sue as a poor person to establish his freedom and
that Josiah 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 be subject to any severity because of his application for freedom

WillWill C. CarrCarr 3. Circuit