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Eighteen pages of original court documents from the State v. Yancey case dating 1852. The case was heard in the State of Mississippi Lowndes County Circuit Court.


The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, charged Philip Yancey, laborer, with inflicting cruel punishment by beating, bruising, and wounding an enslaved person named Mary, sometimes called Mary Cannon, on April 6, 1852. The case was continued to the next term of court. It appears that case number 793 was combined with case number 830 against the same defendent Philip Yancey. The State of Mississippi, Lowndes County then charged Yancey with assault with the intent to kill William Walker with a table fork in April 1852. They also charged Mosby Clayton, laborer, with giving Yancey aid.

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Slaveholders.; Slavery -- Mississippi.; Slavery -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources.; Slaveholders.; Slaves -- Social Conditions.; Crime and race.; Legal documents.; Negotiable instruments.; Crime--History.; Women--History.


Slavery, Slaves, Circuit Court, State Court, Criminal Files, Enslaved persons, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Legal instrument

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Columbus--Mississippi; Lowndes County (Miss.).

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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.).


Columus-Lowndes Public Library System


Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System

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Mississippi State University Libraries


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State of Mississippi, Circuit Court Criminal Case, Lowndes County State v. Yancey, Case File No. 830



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