William Stubs, a man of color v. William Bard
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``The within named petitioner is allowed to sue as a poor person of establishing his freedom, and I do hereby asign
George F StrotherGeorge F Strother as his counsel, and that the petitioner have reasonable liberty to attend counsel and the court, that he be not
removed out of the jurisdiction of this court and that he be not subject to any severity on account of his application for free
dom. LL E Lawless .EL E Lawless .LawlessL E Lawless JeCt.Ct.6th June 1837.''

A true copy of the order endorsed upon the petition

AttestJohn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C.C.