Calvin Smith v. Memphis & Arkansas City Packet Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Calvin Smith v. Memphis & Arkansas City Packet Company
Case Date: 
1884
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Assault and Battery

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
45
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The folder includes three briefs, two hand-written and one printed. Smith worked as a "rouster" on the steamboat Rene Macready, loading cotton. He claims he was attacked by the first mate, beaten on the head and buttocks with a hickory stick, and then threatened with a pistol and shot at.