Sam, a person of color v. Elijah Mitchel and Alexander P. Fields
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Copy of order of the Judge permitting plaintiff to institute suit

County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Having considered the facts stated in the foregoing petition and affidavit
I do hereby order and direct that the petitioner be permitted to sue as a poor person to
establish his right to freedom and HenryHenry SS Geyer GeyerS Geyer is assigned as counsel for said petitioner
and I do further order adjudge and direct that the petitioner have resonable liberty
to attend his counsel and the court when occasion may require and that the petitioner
shall not be taken or removed out of the jurisdiction of the circuit court of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis county nor be subject to any severity on account of his application for freedom

Given under my hand at my chambers this 23. May 1832

WillWill CCarrCarr