1857: William McWillie becomes Mississippi’s twenty-second governor

Governor William McWillie (MDAH Collection)
Governor William McWillie

McWillie served from 1857 to 1859.

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1857: U. S. Supreme Court issues Dred Scott decision

The Court ruled that Congress had no right to prevent slavery in the territories. The ruling voided the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

November 1857: State Agricultural Bureau established

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