State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
Upon hearing the
above and foregoing
petition being of the opinion that the
same contains sufficient matter
to authorize the commencement of a
suit, It is hereby ordered that the said
LucinaLucinda 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 jurisdiciton of the Court nor
subjected to any severity on account
of this her application for her freedom.
Nov. 15, 1849.
A. HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
Judge 8th JudlJudl Cir CirJudl Cir .