Dunky v. Andrew Hay
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Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court March Term 1831

Wednesday 6th April 1831

DunkyDunky
vs
AndrewAndrew HayHay

George D Shaw presents the petition of DunkyDunky a woman of color
praying that she may be permitted to institute a suit against AndrewAndrew HayHay for
establishing her right to freedom and that the may be permitted to sue as
a poor person thereupon the court permit the said DunkyDunky to sue as
aforesaid and direct an action of assault and battery and false im-
prisonment to be brought in the name of the said DunkyDunky and assign
George D.Shaw and StephenStephen W WStephen W Foreman as her counsel and it is ordered
by the court that the said AndrewAndrew HayHay permit the said petitioner to
have a reasonable liberty of attending her counsel and the court when
occassion may require it and that she said petitioner shall not be
taken or removed out of the Jurisdiction of this court or be subject to
any severity of treatment on account of her said application for
freedom-

A true copy of the order

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk