Mary Ann Steel vs. William Walker
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I Luke & Lawless Judge of the third Judicial circuit of
the state of MissouriMissouri being satisfied that the foregoing petition & the
record of the suit referred to in said petition Contains sufficient matter
to authorize the commencement of a suit an order that said petitioner
Mary AnnMary Ann be permitted to sue as a poor person to Establish her
freedom. & I do assign G A Bord as her counsel to commence & prose-
cute said suit & I do further order that said Mary AnnMary Ann , have reason
-able liberty of attending her counsel & the Court when occasion
may require - and that the petitioner shall not be taken or removed
out of the Jurisdiction of the Court nor be subject to any severity because
of her application for freedom. Given under my hand at ChambersChambers
this 26th day of June 1835

L E LawlessL E Lawless

A True Copy of the order of the Judge

Archibal Gamble Clerk