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Ten pages of original court documents from the State v. Hairston case dating 1859. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged Samuel H. Hairston, an unmarried man, with fornication in 1859. Specifically, Hairston is accused of cohabitating and living in fornication with an enslaved woman named Julia, the property of Hairston, and by then and there had carnal knowledge of her body.
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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. Hairston Case File No. 1862. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.