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Amite County Tavern Keepers (1824 Term) Record

 Collection
Identifier: M460

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term, signed, “Tho. Batchelor, Amite County Court.”

Dates

  • 1824

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Amite County’s county court held its first session in 1809 and had jurisdiction over general county business, roads, and the trials of slaves. Micajah Davis was Chief Justice, and Thomas Batchelor was the first clerk. Because of this position, Batchelor’s name appears on hundreds of Amite County legal documents from the time period.

Thomas Batchelor was a very successful lawyer and planter who was the wealthiest man in Amite County by 1830 and owned seventy-nine slaves at the time of his death in 1842. He was also one of a handful of people to represent Amite County in the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1817.

Extent

1 Folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term in Amite County.

Provenance

Donated by Diane Ross on August 21, 2004.

Related Materials

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Title
Amite County Tavern Keepers (1824 Term) Record
Author
Processed by Lauren White.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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