Josiah Cephas, a colored boy, by and through his next friend, Diana Cephas v. James Scott and Murray McConnell
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I Luke ELuke E Lawless .LawlessLuke E Lawless , Judge of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County, being of opinion that
the forgoing petition contains sufficient
matter to authorize the commencement
of a suit, do order as follows.

First. That the said JosiahJosiah , beallowed
to sue as a poor person to establish his
right to freedom, by his next friend
DianaDiana Cephas CephasDiana Cephas , and I do assign as his
counselMessrs Risque, Murdoch & King

Second- That the said JosiahJosiah , and the
said DianaDiana have reasonable liberty to
attend the said counsel and the Court,
as occasion may require, that he be
not removed out of the jurisdiction of the
Court, and that he be not subject to any
severity on account of his application
for freedom. always
that the abovepetitionbe
by affdavit.

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