An April 23, 1873 *Florence Times-Journal* report of the week's activity in the Mayor;s Court of Florence, including several members of the black community: SS Stafford assaulting Abram (Abraham) Streiter and Ed Hood, Wash Stokes and Lawson Murdock up for drunk and disorderly. Rias Turner was charged with carrying a concealed pistol and assaulting Simon Simpson.
*Florence Times-Journal,* Wednesday, April 23, 1873, p. 3.
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*Florence Times-Journal*, “Mayors Court,” Shoals Black History, accessed March 7, 2021, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/848.