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State of Mississippi, Circuit Court Criminal Case, Lowndes County, State v. Williams, Case File No. 183
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Four pages of original court documents from the State v. Williams case dating 1834. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged John Williams, a free person of color, with being an enslaved person or without his free papers. William claimed that his free papers were stolen by James Evans in 1829. Williams sought a writ of habeas corpus in 1832. Case file includes a letter written by James B. Ferguson in Nashville, Tennessee to J.W. Byers, Esq. in Columbus, Mississippi on May 9, 1834 testifying that Williams is a free man.
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Columbus--Mississippi; Lowndes County (Miss.).
State v. Williams Case No. 183, Box 1, Lowndes County Circuit Court State Cases Criminal Files Collection
State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court State Criminal Case Files Collection. Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (Miss.).
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State v. Williams Case File No. 183. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.