NATCHEZ FENCIBLES' CONSTITUTION

(Mss. 958)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 5

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 volume

Geographic locations.

Natchez, Mississippi

Inclusive dates.

1827, 1830

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Constitution of a volunteer military brigade of Natchez, Mississippi, and an amendment made containing the signatures of the members.

Organization.

N/A

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Natchez Fencibles' Constitution, Mss. 958, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Founded in 1824, the Natchez Fencibles was the first military company to be organized in Natchez, Mississippi. The company was composed of officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates. Officers were elected by members of the company. The secretary of the company was William Vannason. I. J. Hughes probably served as the company's captain.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This “Captain's Copy” of the Constitution of the Natchez Fencibles contains ten printed pages and six unprinted leaves which contain a manuscript amendment to the Constitution dated Jan. 4, 1830, transcribed from the minutes and signed by William Vannason. The amendment was proposed by Felix Huston. The volume contains manuscript signatures of members under the headings “Enrolment of Members” and “Signatures to the Constitution.

Part of the title page is missing. The volume probably belonged to I. J. Hughes.

INDEX TERMS

Constitutions.

Huston, Felix.

Natchez (Miss.)--Militia.

Natchez Fencibles.

Vannason, William.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack Location

Contents

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1 vol.: Constitution of the Natchez Fencibles. (1827, 1830)