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State of Mississippi, Circuit Court Criminal Case, Lowndes County, State v. Paul, Case File No. 324
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Fifty-six pages of original court documents from the State v. Paul case dating 1843. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged James Paul with the murder of his enslaved man named Aaron on the Paul plantation on May 27, 1843. Paul murdered, concealed, and burned Aaron's body. Case testimony states that Paul used a drivers whip to beat Aaron on several occassions prior to, and on the day of, his death. Aaron was also lashed, ironed, and a clog placed on his ankle. His body was burned in a log pile on his plantation.
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State v. Paul Case No. 324, Box 1, Lowndes County Circuit Court State Cases Criminal Files Collection
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. Paul Case File No. 324. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.