Nelly Richards, a woman of colour v. William Sewel
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
Third Judicial Circuit, To wit,

It is hereby ordered that the within named Petitioner
NellyNelly RichardsRichards be permitted to sue as a poor person
to establish her right to freedom and G. T. Strother Esq
is assigned as her counsel. It is moreover ordered that
the said NellyNelly have reasonable liberty to attend her counsel
and the court whenever occasion may require: and that
she shall not be removed out of the jurisdiction of the
Court nor be subjected to any severity on account of her
application for freedom. Given under my hand at my chambers this11th. of march 1831.

WillWill . C. CarrCarr

Judge of 3d Circuit aforesaid