Nathaniel, a man of color v. George W. Coons
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Insert at (No. 1) in marginofBill
of Exceptions

[1A] no. 1 # The title page of which is in the words & figures following
to wit, (here insert title page of statutes) The defen
plaintiff that then produced Briggs, who testified
that he had practiced law some 8 years in the state
of MississippiMississippi, and that the said copy, of state the
statutes was the one generally used in that state
as the one printed by authority of law in that
State, and was procured by him from the clerk of
a Court of Record in that state- To the reading
of which extracts from said copy of the statutes
and to the testimony of said Briggs the defendant
objected, and the objection was overuled by the Court
and the defendant excepted to saiddecision overruling
the same, and the plaintiff then read in evidence
the following extracts from saidstatutes,