Charley Hawkins, alias Charley Evans v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Charley Hawkins, alias Charley Evans v. State
Case Date: 
1878
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Lewd Behavior

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
26
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Hawkins, alias Evans, a laborer, and Eliza Holt, a spinster, "being evil and slanderous disposed persons and contriving and intending the public morals to corrupt" were sentenced to 12 months for "unlawfully, openly, notoriously and lewdly…. [on November 10, 1876] bed together as man and wife without being legally married." They were further accused of openly and publicly having carnal knowledge; they were evil examples corrupting the public morals.