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State of Mississippi, Circuit Court Criminal Case, Lowndes County, State v. Booker, Case File No. 418
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Thirty-two pages of original court documents from the State v. Booker case dating 1845. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged James Booker, laborer, with murdering an enslaved woman named Clarissa on October 1, 1845. The incident occurred on the property of William E. Ervin. Booker assaulted Clarissa with a leather strap upon the head, neck, breast, side shoulders, and back. Clarissa received mortal wounds and bruises that led to her death.
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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. Booker Case File No.418. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.