Peter (a man of color) v. John Richardson
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In the Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

PeterPeter (slave) vs John RichardsonJohn Richardson

Petition of PeterPeter to
as poor man
It is reduced by the Court that said PeterPeter be allowed
to sue as a poor person to establish his
right to freedom: and JohnJohn Davis DavisJohn Davis require
is assigned him as counsel and it is further
ordered that the said petitioner have reasonable
liberty to attend his 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 any severity on account of his application
for freedom