State v. John W. Martin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. John W. Martin
Case Date: 
1849
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Keeping a Bawdy House

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
8
Notes / Description: 

J. Winslow Martin arrested for keeping a "disorderly house" where he permitted patrons to "be and remain drinking,tippling, cursing, singing, hollering [sic] fiddling, dancing and otherwise misbehaving themselves," and generally being a public nuisance at the expense of others. Hiram Pendergrass was also charged.