In my blog post A marriage, a divorce petition, and the Mississippi High Court of Errors and Appeals I told you had I had written off to the Mississippi Department of History and Archives (MDAH) to get a copy of the appellate court case file for Ignatius and Catherine’s divorce. I am anxious to see this case file because a divorce in 1825 is rare, a divorce where the wife is the petitioner is ever rarer and a divorce that gets bumped up to the appellate court is even rarer still.
Today I received a letter from the MDAH. I always get a little scared when I get a letter from them because sometimes it isn’t good news. however, in this case it is good news. They have located the case file. It is seventeen pages long. The file will cost me $7.25. Needless to say, I have written the check and the letter will be going out in tomorrow’s post. If it wasn’t raining, I would take it to the post office just so I could get it out today.
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