Petition of Dred Scott for Leave to Sue For his Freedom
State of Missouri
County of St Louis

This day personally came before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace Dred Scott the person whose name is affixed to this forgowing petition and made oath, that the facts set forth in the above petition are true to the best of his Knowledge and belief and that he is entitled to his freedom Witness my hand this 1st day of July 1847.

Dred X Scott

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 1st day of July 1847

Peter W Johnstone Justice of the Peace