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McMinnville Laws of the Corporation

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3638

This broadside presents the twenty six sections of the law code for the town of McMinnville, Tennessee. It is signed in type by John Pickett, Mayor and is certified by W.H. Walling, Recorder. The laws address issues such as disorderly conduct, guns and turpentine fire balls, religious meetings, interfering with law officers, prostitution and public indecency, gambling, removal of dead animals, public intoxication, nuisance wood piles, and treatment of horses. Each offense carries a fine, which could be paid off at the rate of fifty cents per day of confinement in the calaboose. The last several sections cover the duties and payment for several officers of law.

Dates

  • 1870 January 21

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This broadside presents the twenty six sections of the law code for the town of McMinnville, Tennessee. It is signed in type by John Pickett, Mayor and is certified by W.H. Walling, Recorder. The laws address issues such as disorderly conduct, religious meetings, prostitution, and public intoxication. The last several sections cover the duties and payment for several officers of law.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Pickett was born on July 212, 1834, in Fairfield County, South Carolina to James and Pauline (De Graffenried) Pickett. He married Almira Harrison on February 23, 1854 and they had five children: Horace, John, Pauline, Sallie, and Lucian. He later married Carrie Doles and they had three children, Alice, Edward, and Clarence. Pickett died on September 1, 1900 in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 1987.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480