Nancyy Ligan, a woman of color v. Daniel Ligan and William Myers
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of opinion that the petition contains
sufficient matter to authorize the commencement of
a suit I Luke E LawlessLuke E Lawless Judge of the Third
Judicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri do order
that the within named petitioner Nancy LiganNancy Ligan
he permitted to sue as a poor person to establish
her freedom & for the purpose of commencing
& conducting said suit I assign Gustavus AGustavus A Bird
BirdGustavus A Bird as her counsel and I do further
order that said Petitioner shall have
reasonable liberty of attending the court & her
counsel when occasion may require and
that the petitioner shall not be taken or removed
out of the juridiction of the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court nor be subject to any severity because
of her application for freedom

L Lawless
Judge