Boston (MA) Investigator, “A Slavery Decision Reversed,” May 12, 1852

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    “A Slavery Decision Reversed,” Boston (MA) Investigator, May 12, 1852, p. 3: 4.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    A Slavery Decision Reversed. A decision was made by Judge Scott, of the Supreme Court at St. Louis, recently, which reverses directly divers decisions which have been made in various sections of the Union. Dredd [Dred] Scott, a colored man and a slave, brought a suit against Irene Emerson, Administratix, for his freedom, on the ground that he had been carried by his master into a free State, and the territories of the United States, and served him there. The master was an officer in the U. S. Army, and carried this slave with him to the posts to which the orders of the Government required him to go, or stationed him at. The decision wholly repudiates the claim for freedom set up by the slave.

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