Unlawfully did migrate, no. 2.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of N Carolina, Chowan County } Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Aug’ts term 1859
The Jurors for the State upon there oath present that on the first day of January 1859 a free negro named Peter Cain did migrate & move from the State of Virginia into the County of Chowan in the State of North Carolina and from that time up to the time of taking this inquisition has continuously resided in the said County of Chowan State aforesaid Contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made & provided & against the peace & dignity of the State. /s/ Ms. S. Hawks Sol.
Records of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, Chowan County Records, North Carolina State Archives.