Michel Paul, a man of color v. Gabriel Paul
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

By the Honorable [ Bryandt ]MullanphyMullanphy Judge of theCircuit CourtCircuit Court aforesaid

The Petitioner has leave to establish his right to freedom
he is permitted to sue as a poor person. J McKimDuncanDuncan
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
of the jurisdiction of the court, nor
be subjected to any severity on account of his application for
freedom

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy

Judge of the 8th Cir. of MissouriMissouriGiven at my Chamber St LouisSt Louisthis
27th day of March AD 1843