Mahala, a free woman of colo v. Martin Mitchell
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6 Nov 1832
MartinMartin Mitchel MitchelMartin Mitchel

Petitioner for freedom

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I WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr the Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court third
JudicialCircuit & State of MissouriMissouri do hereby
order that the above named petitioner MahalaMahala be
permitted to sue as as a poor person to establish her
freedom I do assign GustavusGustavus A Bird A BirdGustavus A Bird as her
counsel to commence & prosecute her said suit
for freedom and do moreover order that said
MahalaMahala shall have reasonable liberty of attending
the Court & her counselwhen occasion may require
& that the said MahalaMahala shall not be taken out
of the jurisdiction of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis County & state of MissouriMissouri nor be subject to
any severity because of her application for
Freedom St LouisSt LouisJuly 21st 1832

WillWill : C. CarrCarr