Matilda, a person of color v. Henry G. Mitchel and Henry C. Russell
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Copy of order of the Judge permitting plaintiff to Institute suit

The within named petitioner is allowed to sue for the purpose of establishing
her right to freedom the clerk of the Circuit court for St LouisSt Louis will issue a
writ agreeably to the statute is such cases made & provided & 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 chambers
this22 May 1832

WillWill C CarrCarr Judge 3. Circuit A true copy of the order of the Judge

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk