Without consent or knowledge.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

State of North Carolina, To the Sheriff of Onslow County — Greeting

Whereas James Barrow had by the Court of Pleas and quarter sessions for the county of Onslow some courts back had bound to him a certain child a person of Coulor by the name of Mary Hammond without the consent or knowledge of the mother of said child and where the said mother Serena Hammond hath made application for us to grant her a relief so as to have said child taken from said Barrow and bound unto some other person and we willing to do the premisis whatever seems right you are therefore commanded to make known to the said James Barrow to appear before our County Court to be held for the County of Onslow at the Court house in Onslow on the first Monday of August next then and there go Show Cause if any he has why said Indentur should not be recinded and herein fail not and have you then and there this writ

Witness Banester Clerk of our said at Court at Onslow the first Monday of May 1819 and in the 43rd year of American Independence           BANESTER LESTER CCC

Apprentice Records, Records of Onslow County, North Carolina State Archives.