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Accession number 0000.009
Catalog Number 0000.009.010
Object Name Document
Date May 1852
Title Grand Jury Report
Scope & Content Report of the Grand Jury, Bossier District Court, May Term 1852
We the Grand Jury for this term of the court have examined the books of the parish Superintendent and take much pleasure in saying that said office has faithfully discharged his duty. We also report that we examined the Book of Mr. Ford, late Superintendent and find them correct. We have not been able to detect any miss application of the school funds.
We have examined the Parish Jail and find that is not in a safe and sound condition, many of the under timbers being in a state of decay. We are happy to state that there have been no inmates in the Jail since the last term of this court.
We have looked with diligence to the moral condition of people of our Parish and are pleased to be able to report great improvement in the moral and usable habits of the same.
We find that our Public roads in most cases have been worked. There is however some little complaint. We call the attention of the Parish Police to the same.
We cannot close our duties as a body without returning to his Honor Judge Bullard our highest regard for his able and impartial administration of the law.
We also tender to our solicitor general Young our approbation for his indefatigable zeal in enforcing the law by bringing criminals to justice, also his attention to our Body.
AJ McDade, Foreman of Grand Jury; William Platt; GW Bledsoe; Adolphus Lattier; William Littleton; D. Malone; A. Walker; J. [?]; M. Martin; David Hamiter; Harrison Presnell; E. Lynn; James Engram; William Leonard; James M. Gambill; John R. Miles
People Ford, James
McDade, Alexander Jackson
Platt, William
Bledsoe, G.W.
Lattier, Adolphus
Littleton, William
Malone, D.
Walker, A.
Martin, M.
Hamiter, David Dickson
Presnell, Harrison
Lynn, Elmer
Engram, James
Leonard, William
Gambill, James W.
Miles, John R.
Search Terms Bossier Parish Schools
Roads
Jail
Prison
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Inventoried date 2009-08-01