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 Petitioner MalindaMalinda be allowed to institute a suit to obtain her
freedom on giving security satisfactory to the Clerk of the St. LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court for all costs that may be adjudged against her. And it is further ordered 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 Court
& that she be not subject to any severity on account
of her application for freedom & that Col. A. P. Field be & is
hereby appointed to prosecute suit for freedom.
St LouisSt Louis Augt. 25. 1945

John M KrumJohn M Krum Judge 8. Jud. Cir