Dred Scott Decision

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This also shows that he took a long look at the issue before making the decision to sue for his freedom. In addition, he may have also been convinced by "several talks with his old friends, the Blows, who were sympathetic to his troubles." (Herda, 30) This shows that his previous owners, turned friends, the Blows, may have been a major influence; being Scott's staunch supporters throughout his life...
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This also shows that the Blows encouragement, on top of other slave's actions, may have been what finally convinced Scott to pursue the suit for his freedom. In conclusion, several factors convinced Scott to sue for his freedom including the opinion of his previous owners, the Blows. 188 It is also possible that his original lawyer Samuel Mansfield Bay saw opportunities for a large reward due to his services to Scott, and initiated litigation...
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