David McFoy, a person of color v. William Brown
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1849

On the reading and filing the petition and affidavit
of David McFoyDavid McFoy claiming to be a free kperson of
color and an due consideration thereof
Ordered that the said David McFoyDavid McFoy he admitted to
commence and prosecute the action mentioned
in said petition as a poor person

Ordered also that the said David McFoyDavid McFoy have reasona

ble liberty to attend his counsel and the court, as
occasion may require; that he be not removed
out of the jurisdiction of this our St LouisSt Louis Cir

cuit Court for St Louis County; and that he the
said David McFoyDavid McFoy be not subject to any severity
on account of this application for freedom.

Ordered also that the Sheriff of St Louis County
take possession of the said David McFoyDavid McFoy and hire
him out to the best advantage from time to
time during the of the said suit
and take a bond from the hirer payable to the
State of MissouriMissouri in the penalty of one thousand
dollars- in such form and
So conditioned as directed by the statute in such
cases made and provided

Test M S CerreM S Cerre Clerk

Dated the 14th day of December 1849