Brunetta Barnes, a person of colour v. John Berry Meachum
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In St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court- July Term 1840


State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

Ordered by the court that the
above mentioned petitioner be allowed to sue as
a poor person to establish to her freedom, and that Tho-
mas J. Gantt and George F. Strother be assigned as coun-
sel for said petitioner in this behalf- and that the pe-
titioner have reasonable liberty to attend her counsel
and the court, as occasion may require; and that said
petitioner be not removed out of the juris-
diction of the court and that she be not subject to any
severity on account of her application for freedom.


LL E Lawless . EL E Lawless .. LawlessL E Lawless

A true copy of the order

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk