Leake served from 1822 to 1825. He had previously served as one of the state’s first United States senators.Link to the catalog
June 1822: Legislature adopts first state code
The “Poindexter Code,” prepared by Governor George Poindexter at the legislature’s request, has served as the model for subsequent editions of the Mississippi Code.
Image: Revised Code of Laws of Mississippi belonging to Governor Poindexter.
December 23, 1822: Legislature meets in Jackson for first time
Legislators assembled in the first state-owned capitol, a simple two-story brick building at the corner of President and Capitol.