Negroes and mulattoes who infest and annoy.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Mr. Speaker & Gentlemen of the House of Assembly.
I send herewith for the consideration, a representation of Mr. Archibald McKissak, a Magistrate of the County of Bladen, relative to the number of free Negroes and Mulattoes, who infest that County and annoy its inhabitants.
New Bern. December 18th. 1773. Jo. Martin
A List of the Rogues
A List of the Mob Raitously Asembled together In Bladen Countey October 13th 1773
1. Captain James Ivey 2. Joseph Ivey 3. Ephraim Sweat 4. William Chavours Clark Commonly Called Boson Chevers 5. Richd Groom 6. Bengman Dees 7. Willm. Sweat 8. George Sweat 9. Bengamin Sweat 10. Willm. Groom Senr. 11. Willm. Groom Junr. 12. Gidion Grant 13. Thos. Groom 14. James Pace 15. Isaac Vaun 16. [torn] Stapbleton 17. Edward Lockelear 18. Tidy Lockelear
Harbourers of the Rogues As follows Major Lockelear, Recher Groom, Ester Cairsey
The Above List of Rogues is all Free Negors and Mullatus living upon the Kings Land
Governors Message Informing the House of a Number of free Negroes &c., Annoying the Inhabints of Bladen 1773.
General Assembly Sessions Records, December 1773, Box 6, North Carolina State Archives.