Rachel v. William Walker
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In vacation
at ChambersChambers
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

On reading the foregoing petition &
affidavit & being of opinion that said petition
contains sufficient matter to authorize the com

mencement of suits for freedom on behalf of
said RachelRachel & her child JamesJames HenryHenry I here

by order that they be permitted to sue as poor
persons to establish their freedom: & assign
as their counsel JosiahJosiah Spalding SpaldingJosiah Spalding Esq::

And I furthermore order that said peititoner &
child have reasonable liberty to attend their counsel
and the court when occasion may require: & that
said RachelRachel v.JamesJames HenryHenry shall not nor shall either
of them be taken or removed out of the jurisdiction
of the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court, nor be subject to any
severity because of their application for freedom

St. LouisSt LouisNovember 4th, 1834

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Judge 3rd Judl.. Circuit