by Lisa Y. Henderson
Legislature of North-Carolina.
SENATE. Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Mr. Montgomery, of Hertford, submitted the following resolution, which was adopted:
Whereas much inconvenience and unnecessary expenditure of public money has been the result of trying free negroes and mulattoes by a jury: to remedy which,
Be it resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law to constitute three justices of the peace to try free negroes and mulattoes for all offences against the State, other than capital, without the intervention of a jury; and that they report by bill or otherwise.
Star, Raleigh, 3 December 1829.