Anson and Michael, persons of color, by and through their next friend, William Clark v. Elijah Mitchel
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The above petitioners are allowed to institute a suit
on the foregoing petition to establish their right to
freedom & the clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St LouisSt 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 then counsel & the court whenever occasion may and that they be not removed
out of the jurisdiction of the Court.

Given under my hand as Judge of the
third JudicialCircuit state of MissouriMissouri
at chambers this 23 May 1832.

WillWill . C. CarrCarr