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Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Wynns

To the evil example of all persons.

State of North Carolina, Chowan County   }

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, August Term 1856

The jurors for the State in this oath present that Richard Wynns a free man of colour not a citizen of this State did on the first day of July 1856 migrate into the State to the Evil Example of all persons in the like case & contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made & provided    Hines, Solicitor

Chowan County Records, North Carolina State Archives.

Carrying, conveying and concealing in order that he might escape.

State v. Alfred Woodly, 47 NC 276 (1855).

This was an indictment of Alfred Woodly and Richard Wynns, free persons of color, for carrying, conveying and concealing a slave in order that he might escape.  Woodly and Wynns were accused of carrying Anthony, a slave and the property of Tristram L. Skinner, executor of Joshua Skinner, deceased, out of the state on 13 January 1855.  The appeal in the case alleged a number of insufficiencies in the indictment, and the Supreme Court ordered a new trial in Bertie Superior Court.