State of MissouriMissouri County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
hearing the above and foregoing petition
being of the opinion that it contains suffici
ent matter to authorize the commencement
of a suit.
It is hereby ordered that said petitioner
NellyNelly Duty have leave to sue as a poor
person for her freedom, that she have reasonable
liberty to attend her counsel and the Court as
occassion may require; that she be not
removed out of the jurisdiction of the Court
nor subjected to any severity on account of
this her application for her freedom
A. HamiltonAlexander Hamilton,
Judge 8th JudlJudl Cir .
CirJudl Cir .Mo.
Nov. 15. 1849