Aspian, a woman of color v. Barry Meachum
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Your petition further represents that she is non
illegally held in slavery by a certain JosephJoseph Rosati
RosatiJoseph Rosati of Saint LouisSt Louiscontrary to the provision
of an ordinence by the congress of the
State in day of July seventeen hundred and eighty seven your petitioner this
for prays that she may be permitted to sue
as a poor person in order to establish her right
to freedom, that counsel he assigned her for that
purpose and finally that your hour may grant
the usual orders in such case and as in duty
would will ever pray .

AspisaAspasia her mark


a woman
of color