Jonathan, a man of color v. Marshall Brotherton, Joel Darrah, and Aza Willoughby
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Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore
Justice of the peace.

I BryanBryan Mullanphy MullanphyBryan Mullanphy , Judge of the Circuit court
of St Louis County, being of opiniion that the
foregoing petition contains sufficient matter
to authorize the commencement of a suit, do
make the following orders.

First. That JonathanJonathan a man of color be allowed
to sue as a poor person to establish his right
to freedom, and do assign Messrs King & Murdoch
as his counsel.

Second. That the person JonathanJonathan 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 severity on account of his
application for freedom.

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy Judge 8th Jud. Cir. of Mo.