CONSERVATORS OF THE PEACE
Until the appointment of Federal judges, the
Conservators of the Peace were granted
power to examine felonies and commit offenders, and appoint constables. They were
authorized to administer oaths of allegiance, but only until 30 october, 1798.
WEST, Cato, Esq.
GIBSON, Samuel, Esq.
BRASHEARS, Tobias, Esq.
Sheriffs were extended power to quell riots
and affrays, and to commit to prison all
persons offending in their view.
EVANS, Lewis - Sheriff for Lower District
FERGUSON, William, Sheriff for Upper District
Source: Mississippi, by J. M. Chilton, appearing in Debow's Review, Volume II, Issue 3; Published by J. D. B. DeBow, New Orleans, Sept. 1851