State by Relator W. J. Williams v. C. W. Garrett

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State by Relator W. J. Williams v. C. W. Garrett
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Office Holding, Illegal

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
84
Notes / Description: 

W. W. Wade was elected Chancellor of the 5th Chancery Division. Wade requested a 90 day leave from the Governor due to physical ailments and requested that the Governor appoint a special Chancellor in his absence. The Governor agreed and appointed R. L. Taylor. During this period Taylor appointed Williams to Clerk and Master of Chancery Court at Carthage. Williams however claims that G. W. Garrett was illegally appointed by Wade and occupies said office.