Judy alias Julia Logan, a woman of color vs. Berry Meachum, a man of color
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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit CourtNovember Term 1834 Thursday 18th. December 1834

GustavusGustavus A Bird A BirdGustavus A Bird Esquire presents to the Court the petition of JudyJudy otherwise called JuliaJulia Logan LoganJulia Logan praying that she may be permitted to
institute suit against BerryBerry Meachum MeachumBerry Meachum to establish her right to Freedom and that she may be permitted to sue as a poor person, thereupon
the Court permit the said JudyJudy Logan LoganJudy Logan to sue as aforesaid and direct that an action of assault and battery amd False imprisonment
be commenced against the said Berry MeachumBerry Meachum in the name of the said JudyJudy and assign Gustavus A BirdGustavus A Bird as her counsel
and it is ordered by the court that the said Berry MeachumBerry Meachum permit the said JudyJudy to have a reasonable liberty of attending
her counsel and the Court when occasion may require it, and that the said plaintiff shall not be taken or removed
out of the jurisdiction of this court and that she shall not be subject to any severity of treatment on account of her suit and application
for freedom

A true copy of the order

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk