Tenor Washington vs. John Scott, Henry Scott, Jeremiah Johnson
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State of MissouriMissouri
Circuit to wit

It is hereby ordered that WashingtonWashington on
the foregoing petition be permitted to sue as a poor
person to establish her right to freedom and George
F. Shetter is assigned as her counsel. It is furthermore
ordered that said petitioner, have
reasonable liberty of attending her counsel whenever
it may be necessary that she be not subjected to any severity on account of her application
to institute this suit and that she be not
removed out of the jurisdiction of this court

Given under my hand this 16th of November 1831

WillWill . C. CarrCarr
Judge 3 circuit

To the Clerk of the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court . St. LouisSt Louis