State & David S. Turner v. Lawson Widby

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
State & David S. Turner v. Lawson Widby
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Other

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
16
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Turner accused Matilda Wilcox, wife of C. C. Wilcox, of unlawfully trading with a slave, the property of M. M. Wagner. Widby claimed the Turner family's accusation was made from malice and ill will "for the purpose of venting their spleen…." Matilda was said to have purchased a turkey from the unidentified slave.