[note] 12/24/75 [/note]
the State of Miss Colfax county
this day personally appeared before the undersigned Justice of the peace in and for Said county and State,
Channie Brincker, James Brincker and Sarah Brincker, (Parents of the said Channie Brincker) who made Affidavit on oath, that they were Induced as they verily believed by the personally and political Enemies of of the said B. C. Carter, who was Indicted at the August Term of the circuit court, of Colfax County Miss, 1875, by the Grand Jury of the Aforesaid county,
of the and State on the charge of Seducing the said Channie Brincker, (Daughter of the Said James and Sarah Brincker) to enter prosecution against the said B. C. Carter, as we are now firmly convinced, and do verily believe for the purpose of driving him from the County, he having been nominated for the Lower house of Representatives
Channie ^her X mark^ Brincker James ^his X mark^ Brincker Sarah ^her X mark^ Brincker
witness my hand, and seal this 24th day of December 1875
F G Strong J. P. (L S) Justice of the peace Dist. No. 1. Colfax county Miss
West Point, Miss.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Colfax Co., Miss., most resp'y and earnestly petition your Excellency, to exercise executive clemency in the case of B. C. Carter, indicted at the [note] *1875 [/note] August term of Circuit Court*, on a charge of seduction: as we positively believe that the prosecution of said B. C. Carter, was instigated from malicious and partisan motives. Hereunto appended, Your Excell'cy will find the names of the girl—Chanie Brincker;—her father, James Brincker; and her mother, Sarah Brincker; prosecutors; who make affidavit that they were induced by political and personal enemies of said B. C. Carter, to enter prosecution against him, as they are now firmly convinced, and do verily believe for the purpose of driving him from the county; he having been nominated for the Lower House of Representatives.
And your petitioners will ever pray, &c.
Channie Brincker James Brincker
Sarh ^Sarah^ Brincker
H. H. Harrington Chancery Clerk J T Harrington [gap] County Supt Ed V. Petty County Treasury W. C. Collins George Collins Cam Lowe Jack Westbrooks John Lowe Joseph Cooper Adam Edwards John Jefferson Jacob Boykin Ashley Cottrell Austin Boykin Ceasar Young Wm Boykin [Gap] M. Gospel Ned Rankin Thomas Boykin Willis Boykin Mosses Boykin Frank Boykin Cato Sykes Morris Jack Sam. Townsend WmBell
G. A. Watkins Coroner & Ranger
Jno. Townsend Washington Ivy Henry
Teitts Peterson Henry Hibbler Jno McVay Ben Roby Dorsey Sessums Buck Cochran Cooper Spencer Isaac Cpx Nelson Portwood Aaron Lee Anderson Boykin David Tart Balaam Cochran Jno. Lee Austin Simmons Tom Wooten Ran Wooten Elijah Sykeson George Jack Aleck Jack 52 51
Members of Grand Jury which found true Bill.
George King Cory Payne George Russel Wm Steele Andrew Lee Cato Lee Andy Hytes Anthony Dunlap Fayette Moore Henry Walker Sandy Lloyd Samuel Jamison George Jamison D. W. Calvert M. Gospel Lem Young Louis Young 1 Arthur Estis 2 Monroe Staggs 3 Mose Harris 4 Ed Crump 5 Noah Goff Min. Gospel 6 Joseph Cooper 7 Sam Baskerfield Reuben Weaver Adam Gilson J. H. Hudson Teacher Armstead Coleman Teacher J. B. Edmund B. P. Penny Min. Gos.
James Gates Peter Kennedy Charlie Young James Morton Malachi Lester Eli Hunter J. P. Frank Strong J. P. J. J. Lester J. P. Sam Griffin Con. Andrew Martin Wm Martin Martin Williams Louis Hampton Min. Gos. Henry Brownlee Wm Brownlee Alfred Harris George Jack Moses Dunn Warren Joiner Giles Peterson Henderson Lee Martin Pool Min. Gos. Washington Baskerfield Steve Thompson Buck Jordan Ben Isaacs Henry Scott 56
Henry Scott Bob Gytes Charlie Shelton Jno Hudson Henry Dunn Monroe Stevens Joseph Evans Jack Young Fred Williams Flem Lylmere Levi Cross Reuben Stewart W. Crump W. Keets S. Steward Min. Gos. H. Joiner H. Jackson T. Scott. Alf. Jackson H. Jackson R. Sykes
Members of Board of Supervisors Henry H. Hardy Pres. } Ephraim Strong } J. Pittman }
A. W. Hardy Wm H. Reynolds Robt. Moore
R. Scott J. C. Walker Mem. H. R. P. Wooten N. Scott M. Peterson Arthur Martin Harrison Strong Min. Gos. A. D. Benford C. Johnson Isaac Wilson J. Morris C. Hale S. Peterson Min. Gos. D. L. McCauley R Chandler James Fox
the State of Miss } Colfax County } this day appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the peace of said county
who acknowledge that they Channie Brucker James Brucker and Sarah Brucker. who acknowledged that they Signed the above petition without compulsion or threats, but of their free will
Witness My hand and} Seal this 24th day of} December 1875}
F. G. Strong Esq J.P.