Rachel v. William Walker
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In vacation of Chamber 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 commencement of suits for freedom on behalf of said RachelRachel & her child JamesJames HenryHenry
I hereby order that they be permitted to sue as poor persons to establish their freedom, & assign as their counsel
Josiah SpaldingJosiah Spalding Esq: and I furthermore order that said petitioner & child have reasonable liberty to attend their
counsel and the court when occasion may require; & that said Rachel & James 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

L E LawlessL E Lawless Judge 3d Judl Circuit

A True Copy of the order

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk