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This document, issues by the Board of Police of Adams County, enabled the recipient, a free man of color named Joe Cornish, to remain in the county. The document provides a physical description of Mr. Cornish, and attests to his good character. The importance of the document is in part conveyed by the materials used to create it: thick vellum, and the official seal of the Adams County Board of Police. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection
Mississippi State University
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Todd A. Herring Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University