A Compendium of Births,
Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s
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Proceedings of the Board of Choctaw Commissioners. Col. Claiborne's Statement, by J.F.H. Claiborne
The Wife of Leon, and Other Poems by Two Sisters of the West, by Catherine Ann Warfield and Eleanor P. Lee (E. Morgan & Co.)
The Mississippi legislature charters the University of Mississippi, the first public institution of higher learning in the state.
The university will be built in Oxford, whose townspeople had named it that in hope of attracting the state university.
A Voice from the South: Comprising Letters from Georgia to Massachusetts, and to the Southern States: With an Appendix Containing an Article from the Charleston Mercury on the Wilmot Proviso, by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (Western Continent Press)
November 6: The University of Mississippi opens its first semester of classes, with a class consisting of seventy-nine Mississippians and one Tennessean.
The first university president is George Frederick Holmes, a 28-year-old who will remain in office for only five months.
October 22: Alexander G. McNutt dies in DeSoto County, Mississippi, while on a political campaign.