To the evil example of all others.

State of North Carolina, County of Wayne}  Superior Court of Same, Spring Term 1834. The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Furnifold Jernigan late of the County of Wayne and David Cole late of the Same County on the first day in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three with force and arms at and in the County aforesaid one certain free Boy of mixed blood by the name of Kilby OQuinn and the son of one Patty OQuinn a free woman then and there being found did steal take and carry away they the said Furnifold Jernigan and David Cole well knowing the said Kilby OQuinn to be free contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided to the evil example of all others in like case offending [torn] and dignity of the State.

And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid as further present that Furnifold Jernigan late of the County of Wayne aforesaid and David Cole late of the Same County, aforesaid (to wit) on the day and year aforesaid with force and arms at and in the County aforesaid the other free Boy of mixed blood Kilby OQuinn the son of one Patty OQuinn a free woman by violence did convey the said Kilby OQuinn from the county of Wayne to the county of Bladen [creased] and [illegible] if the said Kilby OQuinn and appropriate the same to their own use they the said Furnifold Jernigan and David Cole well knowing the said Kilby OQuinn to be free contrary to the form of the statute in such cases made and provided to the evil example of all others in like case offending to the evil example of all others in like case offending and against the peace and dignity of the State.  S. Miller Sol.

State v. Furnifold Jernigan & David Cole, Selling Free Negroes, A True Bill.

Records of Slaves and Free People of Color, Records of Wayne County, North Carolina State Archives.