Creator

Date Original

1831

Description

This is the motion filed by the defense claiming that the case be thrown out because the prosecuting attorney was not a sworn county official.

Biographical/Historical Note

In response to the indictment, Jarrett's two attorneys filed this motion attacking the authority of the prosecuting attorney. It's a move that could have gotten the case thrown out on a technicality had it succeeded.

Transcription

United States v. Jaret[sic]: The attorneys for the
defendant come
in to court and pray that
the judgement[sic] in this
case be arrested for the following
reasons 1st it dose[sic] not appear from the record that Samuel Hale
prosecuting attorney was sworn
and has taken the requisite oaths
of office. 2 he has not prodused[sic] his
commission nor dose[sic] it appear by
what authority his signs himself prose-
cuting attorney
Davis and Searcy
[attorneys] for [Defense]

Physical Description

Document, 8" x 13"

Subjects

Documents; Manuscripts; Law; Crimes; Judicial proceedings; Lawyers; Homicides; Slaves

Contributor

Davis and Searcy

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0070, Box 17, Folder 133

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, MSNE.0070

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Hillhouse murder: Statement of the defense of Jarrett, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

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United States History

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Hillhouse murder: Statement of the defense of Jarrett

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