Notice for Date of Deposition in Dred Scott Case


National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

This notice indicated the date for taking statements in the case of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet, who were suing for their freedom after residing in free territory. These depositions did not convince the jury of their free status. Eventually, the judge granted a new trial, and the case was taken to the Supreme Court. The justices ultimately denied the Scotts' request for freedom.



  • Title: Notice for Date of Deposition in Dred Scott Case
  • Date Created: 1847
  • Original Source: Missouri State Archives-St. Louis
  • Rights: St. Louis Circuit Court, Missouri State Archives-St. Louis

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