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AM21-044, circa 1876

 Accession — Box: 6 SAFE

Form of Material

14-page legal opinion regarding a court case (J.F. Hicks v. G.W. Truehart) regarding a disastrous Mississippi riverboat fire aboard the steamer Mary Belle while at Vicksburg. Undated, written by J. Sneed.


  • circa 1876

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Biographical / Historical

This lawsuit involves the owner's responsibilities with regard to the forwarding of passengers and baggage from a riverboat's point of destruction to its passengers contracted destination. The opinion cites considerable case law in adjudicating this issue.


1 Item (14 pages)

Language of Materials

From the Unprocessed Collection: English


Purchased with Culpepper funds

Date of Receipt: February 2021

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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