Anson and Michael, persons of color, by and through their next friend, William Clark v. Elijah Mitchel
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Copy of the order of the Judge permitting plaintiff to institute suit

The above petitioners are allowed to institute suit on the foregoing petition
to establish their right to freedom & the Clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St. Louis
County is hereby directed to issue a writ according to the Statute in such
case made & provided - It is also ordered that the said petitioners be not
subject to any severity on account of their application for freedom & that
they have reasonable liberty of attending their counsel & the court whenever
occasion may require and that they be not removed out of the Jurisdiction
of the Court. Given under my hand as Judge of the third Judicial Circuit
State of MissouriMissouri at ChambersChambers this 23. May 1832

WillWill C. CarrCarr

a true copy of the order

A. GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk