Mahala, a free woman of colo v. Martin Mitchell
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I WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr the Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court third Judicial Circuit & State of MissouriMissouri
do hereby order that the above named petitioner MahalaMahala be permitted to sue as a poor person
to establish her freedom I do assignGustavusGustavus A Bird A BirdGustavus A Bird as her counsel to commence & prosecute
her said suit for freedom, and I do moreover order that said MahalaMahala shall have reasonable
liberty of attending the Court & her counsel when occasion may require & that the said
MahalaMahala shall not be taken out of the Jurisdiction of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for Saint LouisSt Louis County
& State of MissouriMissouri nor he subject to any severity because of her application for freedom

St. LouisSt LouisJuly 21st 1832

WillWill C CarrCarr .

theabove is a truecopy of the order of the Judge in this behalf A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk