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Two pages of original court documents from the State v. Gaston case dating 1860. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged J. T. Gaston with unlawfully trading with slaves in 1860. Specifically, he is accused of selling sugar, tobacco, coffee, and other commodoties to an enslaved person without the consent in writing of the master, owner, overseer, or employer of said enslaved person.
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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. Gaston Case File No. 1927. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.