Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. W. T. Swindle, cause no. 1050, 1875

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Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. W. T. Swindle, accused of "assault and battery on the person of Thomas Bond," filed March 11, 1875. Documents are a transcript of the proceedings signed by W. L. McNeil, J. P., a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman D. A. Owen, a charge for the jury written by presiding judge M. D. Ector, a document stating the defendant's plea, an arrest warrant and bond note for W. T. Swindle, a witness summons, a motion in arrest of judgment and a motion for a new trial written ... continued below

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10 documents ; various sizes, folded, in an envelope 24 x 11 cm. Documents are handwritten in ink on paper and printed forms.

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Bishop, J. B. 1875.

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Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. W. T. Swindle, accused of "assault and battery on the person of Thomas Bond," filed March 11, 1875. Documents are a transcript of the proceedings signed by W. L. McNeil, J. P., a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman D. A. Owen, a charge for the jury written by presiding judge M. D. Ector, a document stating the defendant's plea, an arrest warrant and bond note for W. T. Swindle, a witness summons, a motion in arrest of judgment and a motion for a new trial written by the defendant's attorney Jno. T. Jones, and a special exceptions document by district attorney A. E. Richardson. According to the transcript, Swindle pled guilty and was fined 5 dollars.

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10 documents ; various sizes, folded, in an envelope 24 x 11 cm. Documents are handwritten in ink on paper and printed forms.

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Defendant's name is spelled three different ways in these documents.

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  • 1875

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  • January 9, 1875 - November 23, 1875

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  • May 25, 2010, 3:43 p.m.

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Bishop, J. B. Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. W. T. Swindle, cause no. 1050, 1875, legal document, 1875; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90525/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Henderson County District Clerk's Office.