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Two pages of original court documents from the State v. Coffen case dating 1860. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged M. K. Coffen with unlawfully trading with slaves in 1860. Specifically, he is accused of selling merchandise and goods to an enslaved person without the consent in writing of the master, owner, overseer, or employer of said enslaved person.
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Columbus--Mississippi; Lowndes County (Miss.).
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. Coffen Case File No. 1966. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.