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|Abstract||James F. Trotter (1802-1866) was a lawyer, state legislator, United States senator, judge, and law professor, of Mississippi. The collection is the last charge made by Trotter to the De Soto County, Miss., grand jury, reflecting on the Civil War and, extensively, on the revolution in criminal law made by the postwar legislature.|
|Creator||Trotter, James F., 1802-1866.|
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James Fisher Trotter (1802-1866), born in Virginia, served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, 1827-1829; Mississippi state senator, 1829-1833; judge of the Mississippi Circuit Court, 1833 and 1866, and Supreme Court, 1839-1842; United States senator, 1838; and a professor of law at the University of Mississippi, 1860-1862.Back to Top
The collection is a typed copy of the last charge made by James F. Trotter, judge and former United States senator, to the De Soto County, Miss., grand jury, reflecting on the Civil War and, extensively, on the revolution in criminal law made by the postwar legislature.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2010
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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