Daniel Wilson, a man of colour, v. Edmund Millard
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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court March term 1835 Thursday 2nd April 1835

HarrisHarris L LHarris L Sproat Esquire presents to the court the petition of DanielDaniel WilsonWilson a man of color praying
that he may be permitted to institute suit against EdmundEdmund Mellvin MellvinEdmund Mellvin to establish his right to freedom
and that he may be permitted to sue as a poor person thereupon the court permit the said DanielDaniel
WilsonWilson to sue as aforesaid and direct that an action of assault and battery and false imprisonment be
commenced against the said EdmundEdmund Mellvin MellvinEdmund Mellvin in the name of the said DanielDaniel WilsonWilson and assign said DanielDaniel WilsonWilson as his counsel and it is ordered by the court that the said EdmundEdmund Mellvin MellvinEdmund Mellvin permit the
said DanielDaniel WilsonWilson to have a reasonable liberty of attending his counsel and the court, when occasion
may require it and that the said DanielDaniel WilsonWilson shall not be taken or removed out of the Jurisdiction
of this court and that he shall not be subject to any severity of treatment on account of his said
application for freedom

A True copy of the order of the court

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk