Rebecca, a colored girl, by and through her next friend, Harris v. Louis Mattock and James Black
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To RulandRuland , Clerk of Circuit CourtCircuit Court for CountyCounty of St Louis
ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis in state of MissouriMissouri

The petition of a respectfully
show that the is about to institute
a suit for establishing of her claim to that she being within age of
twenty one years that is today about the age of
seventeen year is that some person
duly qualified should prosecute the suit
for her - the there fore proposes
I & prays that he may be permitted
to act as hernext in the


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