The sailor quit his vessel and stayed.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Chowan County } Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, August Term 1856
The Jurors for the State on this oath present that Anthony Adams a free man of colour not being a citizen of the State did on the 1st day of July 1856 migrate into this State contrary to the form of the statute in such case made & provided.
The Jurors aforesaid on their oath aforesaid do further present that Anthony Adams a free man of colour not being a citizen of this State & coming into the State as a sailor did on the 1st day of June 1856 attempt to & did migrate into this State by quitting the vessel in which he came into the State & not leaving the State in the same contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made & provided. Hines Solicitor
[On reverse] State vs Anthony Adams } Misdm’r A True Bill
Miscellaneous Slave Records, Chowan County Records, North Carolina State Archives.