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Sixteen pages of original court documents from the State v. Motley case dating 1860. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged William Motley with violating the Sabbath in 1860. Specifically, he is accused of employing his enslaved persons in labor on a Sunday by hunting stork and hogs 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. Motley Case File No. 1970. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.