Dear Mr. Stemporzewski,
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If the case was tried in U.S. District Court, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Criminal Case Files, 1803 - 1990 of the Middle District of Tennessee in the Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21) that may include the case you seek. For more information, please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If the was tried in a state or local cout, we suggest that you contact the Tennessee State Archives and the Marshall County Clerk of Court to request a search for any court records regarding the murder of Jeremiah Thompson and the detention of Francis Pugh.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!