Author: Henry W. Holt


Atha Sorrells v. A. T. Shields, Clerk, Petition for Mandamus (November 14, 1924)

Judge Henry W. Holt, of the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County, rules that Robert Painter and Atha Sorrells should receive a marriage license. The county clerk, A. T. Shields, had accused Sorrells of being mixed-race. This transcript corrects various inconsistencies with respect to spacing between words.