Louis Chouteau v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss:

By the Honorable BryanBryan Mullanphy MullanphyBryan Mullanphy , Judge of
the Circuit CourtCircuit Court aforesaid

The Petitioner has leave to establish his right to freedom, He
is permitted to sue as a poor person and DuncanDuncan
Esq is assigned to him as Counsel
it is ordered By the Court that he have reasonable liberty
to attend his counsel and the Court, as occasion may require, and
that he shall not be removed out the jurisdiction of the court
nor be subjected to any severity on account of his application for
freedom.

Given at my Chamber this the
27th day of May 1843.

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy
Judge 8th Judicial
Circuit of MissouriCircuit Court