James Pickett and Sarah Tollett v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Pickett and Sarah Tollett v. State
Case Date: 
1880
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Lewd Behavior

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
26
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Plaintiffs in error were accused of carrying on a sexual relationship outside of marriage. Plaintiffs lived together on Tollett's farm where Pickett also worked. Tollett was a widow and had three girls from a prior relationship. Several witnesses testified that Tollett received a government pension. Tollett could also be Lollett.