Laura, a woman of colour v. Henry B. Belt
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It is hereby ordered that the within named petitioner LauraLaura
a person of Color be allowed to sue for her freedom as a
poor person without giving security for Costs and that
she have reasonable liberty to attend her Counsel
and the Court as occasion may require and that
she be not removed out of the Jurisdiction of
the Court and that she be not subjected to any
severity on account of her suit for freedom.
Given under my hand as Judge of the Circuit Court
of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis this day of January AD
1852.

A HamiltonAlexander Hamilton Jud, 8th Judicial
Cir. MO.


a true copy attest

M. S. CerreM S Cerre Clk


Filed January 10th 1852

M. S. CerreM S Cerre Clk


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