OF THE PEACE
Until the appointment
of Federal judges, the Conservators of the Peace were granted power to
examine felonies and commit offenders, and appoint constables. They
were authorized to administer oaths of allegiance, but only until 30 october,
WEST, Cato, Esq.
GIBSON, Samuel, Esq.
BRASHEARS, Tobias, Esq.
extended power to quell riots and affrays, and to commit to prison all
persons offending in their view.
EVANS, Lewis - Sheriff for Lower District
FERGUSON, William, Sheriff for Upper
by J. M. Chilton, appearing in Debow's Review, Volume II, Issue 3;Published
by J. D. B. DeBow, New Orleans, Sept. 1851
Prepared for Early SW
MS Territory by Ellen Pack.