Malinda Duty, a woman of colour v. George W. Coons
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On reading & considering the within & foregoing petition, it is ordered that the
said petitionerMalindaMalinda be allowed to institute a suit to obtain her freedom
on giving security satisfactory to the clerk of the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.
for all costs that may be adjudged against her. And it is further ordered
Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184 that the said MalindaMalinda have reasonable liberty to attend her counsel
& the said Court as occasion may require & that she be not
removed out of the jurisdiction of the said Court, & that she be
not subjected to any severity on account of her application for