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This certification, signed by Mississippi governor, Theodore G. Bilbo and secretary of state, Joseph W. Power, certifies that Thomas L. Darden, Sr. was elected as a justice of the peace in the state of Mississippi for the third district in Jefferson County. The certificate is dated December 31, 1919 and is illustrated with images of enslaved people and riverboats on the upper corners and bottom center and an eagle over a shield in the top center. The state of Mississippi gold seal is on the bottom left corner.
Elections; Justices of the peace
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, Manuscripts Unit, Series V. Small Oversize, Small Oversize Box 10, Folder 14
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Darden Family Papers, Series V. Small Oversize, Small Oversize Box 10, Folder 5, Archives and Special Collections Division, Mississippi State University