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Two pages of original court documents from the State v. Shorter case dating 1860. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged an enslaved man named Shorter with assault and battery with intent to kill and murder Calvin C. Rice, the overseer, with an axe in 1860. The assault was in response to Rice inflicting "legal chastisement" on Shorter.
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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. Shorter Case File No. 2007. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.