Mixed Case Files, 1790 - 1860, Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009

This series consists of admiralty and law, criminal, bankruptcy, and equity cases completed through 1860, adjucated at the court in Savannah. The case files typically include written charges or allegations by the plaintiffs; pleas, answers, and demurrers by the defendant; appearance of attorneys; bonds and recognizances; motions, declarations, stipulations, certificates, petitions, memorandums, affidavits, interrogatories, and transcripts of testimony; warrants, summonses, subpoenas, and capiases; praecipes and instructions to U.S. Marshals and Commissioners; exhibits, opinions, decrees, decisions and orders of the court; jury verdicts; bills of cost; correspondence relating to the case; and various appeal records. Some cases contain records related to confiscation and forfeitures for smuggling, illegal entry of goods, nonpayment of tariff duties, and other violations of customs and revenue laws including the Non-Intercourse and Embargo Acts of the 1812 period, and prizes captured during the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

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