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Eight pages of original court documents from the State v. West case dating 1860. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged John W. West with violating the Sabbath in 1860. Specifically, he is accused of employing two enslaved men, the property of Joseph W. Harvey, in labor on a Sunday by driving a cow and a calf 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. West Case File No. 1969. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.