Caroline Duty v. John F. Darley
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis


Upon hearing the above and foregoing petition
being of the opinion that the said petition
contains sufficient matter to authorize the
commencement of a suit, It is hereby ordered
that the said petitioner CarolineCaroline Duty have leave
and be permitted to sue as a poor poor person
that she have reasonable liberty her counsel and
the Court as [ occassion ] may require; that she
be not removed out of the jurisdiction of the
Court and that she be not subjected to any
severity on account of this her application
for freedom.

A. HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
Judge 8 Judl. Cir. Mo

Nov. 15, 1849