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Transcript from Examining Court of J. W. Wilson J. P.," filed January 19, 1884. of GEORGE OXFORD

As transcribed by Pam Oxford Joiner

After hearing from Joanett (the employee of the Arkansas Department of Corrections who first found records of Papa's conviction for murder and his request for an appeal), I contacted Clark Co. District Clerk's office and inquired about the availability of records. They in turn gave me the Circuit Court Clerk's number. The Circuit Clerk's ofc informed me that the library of Ouchita Baptist University in Arkadelphia archived all their historical records, and I would have to
contact Wendy at the library, which I did. It was their last day at work before Christmas, and they would not be back to work until after Jan 1. She said that, if I would send them a request with his name and dates and any other specific
information, they would research it upon their return from the holidays. This week I received a large envelope containing 33 pages of copies from Papa's court proceedings transcribed the first of these documents as best I could.
Parts of it were illegible. This document (attached) is the "Transcript from Examining Court of J. W. Wilson J. P.," filed January 19, 1884.

Pam Oxford Joiner

PAGE ONE

In Justice Court Caddo Township Clark County Ark

Before J. W. Wilson J. P.

December 26, 1883

 

The State of Arkansas Plaintiff

Vs. } Murder

George Oxford Defendant

 

On this day comes _____________ sheriff of Clark Coun-

ty, and makes complaint that the said George Oxford did

on the ____ day of August 1883 in the county of Clark, com-

mit the crime of murder, by stabbing and killing one ___

Robinson / Whereupon a warrant is issued for his arrest.

On this 29th day of December 1883 comes the defendant

in custody of the sheriff, and having informed him of

the offense charged against him, he states that he is not

ready for examination and desires time to employ coun-

sel; whereupon this cause is continued till January 1st 1884

and the defendant is committed to jail until that time.

On this 1st day of January 1884 comes the defen-

dant in custody of the sheriff, and asks permission to

waive examination, which is granted, and the said offense

not being bailable.

It is ordered by the court that the defendant

be committed to the Jail of Clark County to be dealt with according to law.

 

J. W. Wilson J. P.

 

State of Arkansas }

County of Clark }

I, J. W. Wilson a Justice of the Peace in and

for Clark County, do hereby certify that

the foregoing is a true statement of said

examination, and the warrant of arrest is return-

herewith.

Given under my hand this Jany 1st 1884.

 

J. W. Wilson J. P.

989

State

Vs

George Oxford

Murder

Transcript from

Examining Court of

J. W. Wilson J.P.

Filed Jany 19

1884

R. R. Ross

Ct. Clk

Before Gr Jy

PAGE 2. Motion for New Trial

PAGE 3. Motion for New Trial Filed Jany 29th 1885