Leah, a woman of color v. Arthur Mitchel
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Copy of the order of the Judge of the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court permitting plaintiff to sue

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 LeaLea 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 Circuit CourtCircuit Court nor be

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subject to any severity because of her application for freedom -

Given under my Hand
this 26 Sept. 1832

WillWill . C CarrCarr

A True Copy of the order

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk