Richard Thompson, a man of colour v. James E. Blount and Leakin Baker
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I Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless , sole Judge of the St. LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court, do hereby give the aforenamed petitioner
Richard TompsonRichard Tompson permission to sue in the said
St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court as a poor person to es-
tablish his right to his freedom at the March Term 1841 and further order that he have rea-
sonable liberty to attend to his counsel and
the said Court, as occasion may require, that
he be not removed out of the jurisdiction of the
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court and that he be not subjected
to any severity on account of his application
for freedom this 26th January 1841.

L. E.