Dred and Harriet Scott Bond Documents
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Know all men by these presents that we as principal and as security are held & firmly bound unto the state of , in the sum of six hundred dollars, to the payment whereof well & truly to me made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns jointly & severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals & dated this ninth day of April Eighteen hundred and fifty one.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a suit has been instituted in the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court for freedom in favor of Dred ScottDred Scott against IreneIrene Emmerson , and the said Dred ScottDred Scott has been by order of said Court hired out by the Sheriff of Said County to the said for the Term of one year from this date, or untill the termination of said suit, at the rate of five dollars per month â Now if the said shall not remove the said Dred ScottDred Scott out of the jurisdiction of said Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Shall pay to the said Sheriff the said sum of five dollars per month & return the said Dred ScottDred Scott at the expiration of twelve months from this date or at the termination of said suit then this obligation to be null & void otherwise to remain in full force & virtue |[?]

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The Hire of DredDred is paid up to this date, AprilApl. 26th 1852
Filed Mch 20. 1857
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court
April Term 1852
HarrietHarriet of color )
versusvs. )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Now comes the defendant by her attorneys and moves the court to make an order upon Louis T. Labeaume former Sheriff, to return the bond taken by him under the order of the court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the order of the court, and for the payment of the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the court

GarlandGarland Norris & NorrisGarland Norris
Whittelsey
AttorneysAttys for defendantdeft.
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.Ct.
HarrietHarriet of Color
versusvs
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson
Motion for order on L.T. Labeaume

filed 8th June 1852
M. S. CerrȳCerrȳ ClerkClk
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22 Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Record 51
Tuesday June 8th 1852
HarrietHarriet of Color )
versusvs )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Now comes the defendant by her attorneys and files a motion for an order upon former Sheriff to return the bond taken by him under the Order of the Court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the order of the Court and for the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the Court.

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Circuit Court
April Term 1852
HarrietHarriet of Color )
versusvs. )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Now comes the defendant by her attorneys and moves the court to make an order upon former Sheriff to return the bond taken by him under the order of the court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the order of the order of the court, and for the payment of the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the court

Whittelsey
GarlandGarland Norris & NorrisGarland Norris
AttorneysAttys for DefendantDeft.
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. Ct
HarrietHarriet of Color
versusvs.
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson
Motion for order on Saml Conway late Sheriff
Filed 8th June 1852
M. S. CerrȳCerrȳ ClerkClk
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court
April Term 1852
Dred ScottDred Scott of Color )
versusvs. )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Now comes the defendant by her attorneys and moves the court to make an order upon former Sheriff, to return the bond taken by him under the order of the court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the decision of the court and for the payment of the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the court

Whittelsey
GarlandGarland Norris & NorrisGarland Norris
AttorneysAttys for DefendantDeft.
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. Ct.
Dred ScottDred Scott of color
versusvs
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson
Motion for order on
filed 8th June 1852
M. S. CerrȳCerrȳ ClerkClk
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St LouisCircuit Court
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court
April Term 1852
HarrietHarriet of Color )
versusvs. )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Now comes the defendant by her attorneys and moves the court to make an order upon former Sheriff, to return the bond taken by him under the order of the court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the order of the court and for the payment of the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the court

Whittelsey
GarlandGarland Norris & NorrisGarland Norris
AttorneysAttys for DefendantDeft.
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. Ct.
HarrietHarriet of color
versusvs
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson
Motion for order on L. T. Labeaume

filed 8th June 1852
M. S. CerrȳCerrȳ ClerkClk
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22 Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Record 52
Tuesday June 8th 1852
HarrietHarriet of Color )
versusvs ) Motion for order on L. T. Labeaume filed.
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Dred ScottDred Scott )
versusvs ) Motion for order on filed.
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

Same )
versusvs ) Motion for order on L. T. Labeaume filed.
Same )
[[the entries for and Same appear parallel to each other in the court record volume]]
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22 Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Record 111
April Term Tuesday June 29th 1852
HarrietHarriet of Color )
versusvs )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

The Court having duly heard and considered said defendantâs motion for an order upon and late Sheriffs to return the bonds taken by them under the order of the Court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the order of the Court and for the payment of the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the Court, doth order that said motion be overruled.

Dred ScottDred Scott )
versusvs )
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )

The Court Having duly heard and considered said defendantâs motion for an order upon and late Sheriffs to return the bonds taken by them under the order of the Court for the return of the plaintiff to abide the order of the Court and for the payment of the hire of the plaintiff to abide the order of the Court doth order that said motion be overruled.

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24 Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Record 33
Wednesday January 25th 1854
Dred ScottDred Scott , of color )
versusvs 235) Continued by consent, (awaiting decision of Supreme CourtSupreme Court of the United StatesUnited States.)
Irene EmersonIrene Emerson )