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State of Mississippi }
Tishomingo County    }

This is to certify that on this 23d day of July 1866. W.C. Barker was brought before the undersigned Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid. On a charge of killing two Freedmen on the 3d inst. After hearing all the evidence the Court was fully satisfied that the said Barker acted in self defence, therefore he was discharged
(Signed) Willie S. Parke J.P.
(Signed) R.A. Gifford J.P.

I certify that the above is a true copy of the finding of the court in the case of [[strikethrough]] W.C. Barker to [/strikethrough]] State of Miss. vs. W.C. Barker
James McAmis
Mayor City of Corinth
and Officio Justice of the Peace

J Webster
City Clerk

Transcription Notes:
Name is definitely Gifford - it is a very fancy, swirling G.

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