Brunetta Barnes, a person of colour v. John Berry Meachum
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis.

In St. LouisSt Louis Circuit
court July Term 1840-

Ordered by the Court that the above mention
ed petitioner be allowed to sue as a poor per
son to establish her freedom. and that ThosThomas T Gantt
T GanttThomas T Gantt and George F. Strother be assigned as [ counsell ]
for said petitioner within behalf - and that
the petitioner have reasonable liberty to attend
her counsel and the court on occasion may re