Wearing & carrying & keeping a shotgun.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

State of North Carolina, Warren County    } Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions November Term 1857.  The Jurors for the State on their oath presents that Albert Carr a free man of Color late of the County of Warren, at and in the said County on the first day of April in the year 1857 and did on other times & days between that day & the taking this inquisition, with force & arms, did wear & carry about his person a shot gun – not having obtained a license therefor from the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Warren within one year preceding the wearing & carrying & keeping thereof – against the form of the Statute in such case made & provided and against the peace & dignity of the State.    Renfrow