Leah, a woman of color v. Arthur Mitchel
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I WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for the Third Judicial Circuit & State of MissouriMissouri
do hereby order that the above named Petitioner
lea be permitted to sue as a poor person
to establish her freedom I do hereby assign
GustavusGustavus A Bird A BirdGustavus A Bird as her Counsel and I
do moreover order that said LeaLea have
reasonable liberty to attend her counsel & the Court when occasion may require
and that the Petitioner shall not be removed
out of the Jurisdiction of the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court nor be subject to any severity because
of her application for freedom. Given under
my hand this 26. Sept. 1832

WillWill C.CarrCarr