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Eighteen pages of original court documents from the State v. Vessells case dating 1859. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged Jack Vessells with violating the Sabbath in 1859. Specifically, he is accused of employing the services of unknown enslaved persons belonging to Upton Powell in labor on a Sunday by butchering hogs and cows and other cattle, which was not in the ordinary househould of daily necessity or other work of necessity or charity.
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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. Vessells Case File No. 1869. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.