Mary Ann, alias Julia, an infant of color, by and through her next friend, James Loper v. Robert Duncan
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Being of opinion that the petition of MaryMary Ann AnnMary Ann above let forth contains sufficient matter to authorize the commencement of a suit for her freedom. hereby order that she be permitted as a poor
to establish her freedom and as to commence cute said
suit - and further order that the petitioner Mary AnnMary Ann havae reasonable liberty to attend her counsel & the
Court when occassion may require and that the petitioner shall not be taken removed out of the
jurisdiction of the St. LouisSt Louis Circuit court, nor be subject to any severity of treatment because of her
application for freedom - sworn under my hand as Judge of the Third Judicial circuit of the state of
MissouriMissouri this 27th day of September A.D. 1834

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I certify the above to a true copy of the order made in this case

ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble clerk