Matilda, a woman of color vs. Elijah Mitchel
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The within named petitioner is allowed to sue for the purpose of establishing her
right to freedom. The Clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St. LouisSt Louis will issue a writ
agreeably to the statute in such cases made & & it is hereby ordered
that said MatildaMatilda have reasonable liberty of attending her counsel & the court
whenever occasion may require that she be not subjected to any severity on
account of her application for freedom nor be removed out of the jurisdiction
of the court - Given under my hand at my chamber this 22 May 1832

WillWill C. CarrCarr Judge 3. Circuit

A True copy of the order of the judge

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk