Mary Duty v. John F. Darly
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louisss


The Law Commissioner of St. Louis County
upon hearing the above and foregoing
petition being of opinion that the said
petition contains sufficient matter to authorize the
commencement of a suit,
It is hereby
ordered the said petitioner MaryMary Duty have
leave to sue as a poor person, the she have
reasonable liberty to attend her counsel
and the Court as [ occassion ] may require,
that she be not removed out of the jurisd
iction of the Court, nor subjected to any
severity on account of her application for freedom.
Nov 15, 1849

A HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
Judge 8th JudlJudl Cir .CirJudl Cir .Mo.