To the Clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St.
Louis County State of MissouriMissouri.
It is hereby
ordered that the within named petitioner
SamuelSamuel a person of colour by his next friend
[ Marcy T AndrewsMarcy ]T AndrewsMarcy T Andrews be allowed to sue for his
freedom as a poor person without giving security
for costs and that he be allowed reasonable
liberty to attend his counsel and the Court as
occasion may require and that he be not removed
out of the jurisdiction of this court and that
he be not subject to any severity on account of
his suit for freedom.
Given under my hand
as Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County
and State of MissouriMissouri this 3rd day of June A.D. 1851
A. HamiltonAlexander Hamilton