Josiah Cephas, a colored boy, by and through his next friend, Diana Cephas v. James Scott and Murray McConnell
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

On the foregoing petition
of JosiahJosiah Cephas CephasJosiah Cephas & consent of DianaDiana Cephas CephasDiana Cephas
to act as next friend for said JosiahJosiah I do
hereby appoint the said DianaDiana Cephas CephasDiana Cephas
as next friend to act for the said JosiahJosiah Cephas
CephasJosiah Cephas in the Suit for freedom about to

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be instituted against James ScottJames Scott & Murry
McConnellMcConnell .

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court