Thomas Scott, a man of color v. James Harrison
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Depositions of witnesses produced, sworn, and examined, at
the office of the law Commissioner of St Louis,, County in the City and County ofCounty of St Louis
St. LouisCounty of St Louis, State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri, before me, the, Law Commissioner for
the said Country, in a certain cause now pending in the St. LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court,
State of MissouriMissouri between Thomas ScottThomas Scott , a man of color, and
JamesJames Harrison ,
HarrisonJames Harrison , on the part of the defendant,of lawful age, being duly sworn, and
examined, on the part of the defendant, deposith, and saith,
I am acquainted, with the plaintiff,
in this case: he went, with me and from there to Sante, Fe,
He went, as my servant, he was, hired
to me, by Mr HarrisonHarrison , the defendant,
He was hired, for the trip, and
return, - I understand, him to, be the slave,
of Mr HarrisonHarrison , and as such re-
turned, him I hired, at StSt Louis LouisSt Louis Mr HarrisonHarrison , said he wished, him
to on account of, his health, and if
he would be of, any service to, me he wished, him to be making, his wages,

Cross Examined,

I hired Thomas ScottThomas Scott in August 1827 of defendant. I think I paid, for him one Hundred & thirty dollars for the trip,- I spent, a part of, the time in New MexicoMexico, - The only under-,-
standing was, that him