Plea
Dred Scott, Plaintiff
Irene Emmerson In the St. Louis Circuit Court
Defendant. Nov: Term 1846

And the Said Defendant by G.W. Goode, her attorney, comes and defends the force & injury when [illegible] & Says that she is not guilty of the said several grievances above laid to her charge or any or either of them or any part thereof in manner & form as the Said Plaintiff has above thereof complained against her; and of this She, the Said Defendant, puts herself upon the Country.

G.W. Goode
Atty: for Defdt.