• ‚ÄčAdeline didn't know Doctor Emmerson she only knew Mrs. Emmerson
  • Mrs. Emmerson was a friend of Adeline's for about for about 8-12 years
  • She knew the Scotts as service for hire
  • Adeline hired the scotts from Mrs.Emmerson
  • she knew Scotts for about 4 or 5 years
  • did business with Mrs. Emmerson, but Mr. Standford (her father) delivered them
  • Adeline remembers paying Mrs. Emmerson for the scotts services,but when Mrs. Emmerson was out of town Mr.Russell paid Mr. Stanford
  • Adeline didn't personally pay the Scotts for their work
  • Adeline never knew the real owner of the slaves(Scotts)or where they were staying
  • Adeline lived in Missouri, a slave state
  • The scotts did mainly house work and yardwork
  • No member of the Scott family was never beaten by Adeline or her husband
  • Adeline never saw any bruises or anything on any of the Scott family members
  • Adeline's testimony proved that Irene Emmerson claimed and held Dred and Harriet Scott as slaves.
  • Samuel and Adeline were part owners of a grocery business called Russell and Bennett
  • their grocery store was located at 82 Water Street in St. Louis
  • Scotts worked in the store; Dred did heavy lifting for Mr. Russell and his partner and also made deliveries around the city
  • rented Scotts from about 1841 to 1846