State v. Columbus Hammer

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Columbus Hammer
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Disturbing the Peace

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
11
Notes / Description: 

Indicted by a grand jury for disturbing the peace at an "an assembly for literacy or educational purposes." Defendant moved to quash the indictment with a plea in abatement challenging the testimony of a grand jury witness, J.J. Nomack. Defendant could not write his own name on the court papers instead making his mark, an X, on the them.