James Talbot, a man of colour v. Delford Benton, James C. Music, and Prudence Music
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James TalbotJames Talbot , a man of color
JamesJames C. Musick of David MusickMusick & al

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court November Term 1838

The said James TalbotJames Talbot by MrBirdBird his attorney pre-
sents to the court here his petition verified as the lawrequirespraying to be permitted to bring his
suit in this court for freedom and the said petition in the opinion of the court containing
sufficient ground therefore it is ordered that sid plaintiff be permitted to sue in forma pauperis
and that Gustavus A. Bird Esquire be assigned him as counsel