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State of Mississippi, Circuit Court Criminal Case, Lowndes County, State v. Charles, Case File No. 627
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Thirty-eight pages of original court documents from the State v. Charles case dating 1849. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged Charles, an enslaved person, with murdering Richard W. Watson, a prosecuter, with a hatchet on September 10, 1849. Charles was owned by Joseph G. Thompson. The State alleged that Charles, a runaway slave, killed Watson while the victim attempted to arrest Charles in the process of escaping bondage.
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State v. Charles Case File No. 627. Lowndes County (Miss.) Circuit Court State Criminal Cases. Local Government Records, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System.