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THE MATTAMUSKEET DOCUMENTS
A STUDY IN SOCIAL HISTORY
By Patrick H. Garrow

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APPENDICES: 35 - 41

APPENDIX 35

Apprentice Reference; March Term, 1765: Hyde County Court Minutes, 
1764-1791 (Part I). 

March Term, 1765

"A Motion of Patrick Gordon ordered that William Gibbs be summoned to 
next court to Show Cause if any he has why Cati Collings An Indian Women 
now in his Service Should not be set free."

Note: there is a break in the records until 1767 at this point, so that it 
was not possible to follow the course of the action.

APPENDIX 36

Supportive Documents, Apprentice Bonds; 18 & 19 May 1804: Hyde County 
Apprentice Bonds.

Stephen Fletcher Ship master Lawnu (?) resident in the county of Hyde & 
District of Mattamuskeet Disputfully Setteth forth to the wershipful the 
Justices of the peace, and of the county court of Said County - that Joshua 
Longtom a base born of Jane alias Jenny longtom Indian born & residing 
in said County supposted to have been begotten by a whight father now of the
 age of about tin years- is going at random with out that control & 
nutrition So Essenual to his own future good & that of the Community at 
large, & that in the Event of Jus General deeming it must that the Said 
Joshua shal be bound an apprentice - that he offers to take him by the 
Lawful Indenture - I hereby Impowers authorize & prays John Jordan Esq. 
to sign on the part & behalf of the Said Stephen Such Indentures & 
that this in presentation consent Jus may be filed in the clerks office if 
deemed by the said court. 
18th May    attest __________                signed
     1804                                    S. Fletcher

Also base  born in the Same neibourhood & unprovided with masters 
Price longtom & Jordan Longtom base born sons of Polly longtom. the 
first named about 13 or 14 - the last named aged about 9 years - blacke 
father he does not consent to take but prays that they may be provided 
with masters.

Little John Pugh Ship master merchant in Hyde County State north carolina 
& in mattamuskeet district. offers & consents to take Jordan Longtom 
a base born boy. now of about the age of nine or ten years the Son of Polly 
alias Mary Longtom an Indian woman born also & indent in Hyde also 
(Jordan also begotten by a negro)- an apprentice by Lawful Indenture I 
hereby authoris Impowers Inquists James Watson Esq. for & in behalf of 
him the Said Little John to sign Such Indentures- & consents that these 
presents may be filed           In the Clerks office 19th may 1804. 
Attest ________                        signed 
                                       Little John Pugh

APPENDIX 37

Apprentice Records; May & August 1804: Hyde County Court Minutes, 
1797-1806.
 
"On Motion Joshua Longtoms be bound as an apprentice to Capt. Stephen Fletchers
 to Learn the art of a Seaman & mariner to ________ Untill he attains the 
age of Twenty one years Now aged ten years."     May Term, 1804, p.347.

"On Motion Jordon Longtom be bound as an apprentice to Capt. Little John Pugh 
to Learn the art and mastery of a _______ and marinor to _______ untill he 
attains the age of Twenty one years now aged Nine years." May Term, 1804, 
p.347.

"On Motion Simpson Mackey a base born person of Cullor be bound as an 
apprentice to Thomas Spencers to serve till he attains the age of Twenty one 
years."    May Term, 1804, p.354. 

"Chadocks (possibly Shadrach) Mackey a base born person of Cullor be bound as 
an apprentice to Washineton-Gibbs till he attains the age of Twenty one years." 
May Term, 1804, p.354.

"On Motion order that a Citation _______ to Capt. Little J. Pugh to 
appear at next Court To show Cause if any he hath Why the indenture of John 
L. Tom may not be Rescinded."    August Term, 1804, p.367.

APPENDIX 38

Slave Uprising; 13 September, 1831 and 15 September, 1831, and Spring Term 
1834: Hyde County Miscellaneous Records: Slave Uprising, 1831-1834.

State Of North Carolina To any Lawfull Officer To Execute and return Hyde 
County 
Whereas Complaint hath been made to us Nasa Farrow Foster Jarvis and WiLLiam 
Farrow three of the Justices fore said County By information of Several men 
That Ben belonging to Ely Smallwood has Been at Various times propagating and 
devising means for Insurrection among the slaves of this County and hath Also 
asked the oppion of a white man what he thought of the practicleity of 
obtaining their Liberty, and that he also made an attack upon the Body of 
John Caffee on Board of his own Liter these are therefore to Command you 
forth with to apprehend the said Ben and him safely keep and also notice his 
master or Overseer to appear before us or any Other Justices of said County 
to answer the above Charges alledged Against him that he may be further dealt 
with according to Law Given under Our hand and seals On swan quarter in said 
County the 13 of September 1831

Summons on behalf of the State              Nasa Farrow     {seal}
Bertie Gibbs Henry Boomer                   F. Jarvis       {seal}
Abram Boomer and John Caffee                William Farrow  {seal}


State of North Carolina  To the Keeper of the Common Goal of the said County
     Hyde County

Wheras We Nasa Farrow Foster Jarvis and William Farrow Three of the Justices
 of the peace for said County having heard the Evidence and found Negro Ben 
Guilty of the Charge alledge against him By the Oath of John Caffee these are 
therefore to Command You to Receive him in your said Goal the said Negro Ben 
for the Crime aforesaid untill he is discharge By due coarse of Law Given 
under Our hands and seals this 15th of September 1831.
 
                                                William Farrow
                                                Nasa Farrow
                                                F. Jarvis

State of North Carolina    Superior Court of Law Spring Term 1834
    Hyde County

The Jurors for the State on their oath present that a free white person Known 
only to the Jurors as one Thompson and professing himself a minister of the 
Gospel of the Baptist denomination late of the county of Hyde, did with force 
and arms on the 5th day of May and in the year of our Lord one thousand, 
eight hundred and thirty four, in the county of Hyde, preach and promulgate 
seditious principles, encouraging our Slave population to perpetrate acts of 
insubordination and insurrection to the prejudice of those owning slaves, to 
the jeopardy of the wellbeing of our community and against the peace and 
dignity of the state.

                                                S. Miller Sol.

APPENDIX 39

Complete Document; Spring Term, 1843: Hyde County Miscellaneous Records, 
Unlawful Negro Marriages, 1843.
 
State of North Carolina)                        Superior Courts of Law   
    Hyde County        }                        Spring Term A.D. 1843
 
The jurors for the state, upon their oath presents that Marina Mackey, late 
of the County of Hyde, a free woman of Colour, on the first day of April in 
the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and forty three with force 
and arms, at and in the County aforesaid, did unlawfully intermarry with a 
certain male slave named Riley, the property of R.U.S. Moore; contrary to 
the form of the statute in such case made and provided and against the peace 
and dignity of the state. And the jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid 
do further present that said Marina Mackey late of the County of Hyde, a free 
woman of Colour as aforesaid, on the day and year last aforesaid, with force 
and arms at and in the County aforesaid did unlawfully cohabit and live 
together as man and wife, with said Riley, male slave as aforesaid, the 
property of said R.U.S. Moore; Contrary to the form of the statute in such 
case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the state.

                                                Henry S. Clark Solicitor 

Note: Marina Mackey is also called Marina 
Barber on other documents.

APPENDIX 40

Apprentice Bonds: Hyde County Apprentice Papers, 1771-1849.

Price Mackey, described as a free boy of color, was bound to Major Clayton - 
 29 February 1836.

Jack Longtom, described as a free boy of color, bound to Thomas Ballance - 
27 February 1839.

Benjamin Longtom, described as a free boy of color, bound to Thomas Ballance -
 27 February 1839.

William Longtom, described as a free boy of color, bound to Thomas Ballance - 
27 February 1839.

Shadrach Mackey (age 5) & Frederick Longtom (age 6), described as free 
persons of color, bound to Will R. Palmer until the age of 21 to learn the 
trade of mechanic - 31 May 1841.

John Long Tom, described as a free boy of color, bound to Benjamin Jordan 
Long Tom Ballance to be a farmer - 31 May 1841.

Warrant issued for the appearance of William R. Palmer to appear before the 
Court of Pleas and Grants on the citation of Nancy Long tom to show cause why 
the orphan named Frederick McKey should not have his bond rescinded & be 
released from bond- 10 July 1842.

John Long Tom (age 7), described as a free person of color, bound to William 
R. Palmer- 24 February 1847, to be a farmer.

Martha Ann Long Tom, described as a free girl of color, bound to William R. 
& Cornelia Palmer - 24 February 1847. Aged 9 - to be farmer
 
John Long Tom (age 4), bound to Joseph F. Cox to learn the trade of farmer, 
described as a free boy of color - 23 August 1847.

David Long Tom (age 9), described as a free boy of color, bound to Joseph F. 
Cox to  be a farmer - 23 August 1847.

Julius Sparrow Paine McKey (age 7), described as a free boy of color, bound 
to David Gibbs to learn the trade of farmer- 1 March 1848.

Peledge McKey, described as a free boy of color, bound to Benjamin Pugh - 29 
November 1836.

Bannister Longtom, described as a free boy of color, bound to Thomas Ballance 
- 27 February 1839.

APPENDIX 41

Apprentice Bonds: Hyde County Apprentice Papers, 1850-1892.

John Longtom (age 16), described as a free boy of color, bound to Benjamin 
R. Roper to be a farmer- 12 May 1856.

Janey Elizabeth McKay (age 6), described as a free girl of color, bound to 
Martha A. Swindell to be a seamstress - 13 May 1856.

John Longtom (age 14), described as a free boy of color, bound to Wm. S. Cox 
to be a farmer - 9 February 1857.

Catsey Mackey (age 8), a orphan, bound to Sophia & Jesse Jennett as a 
house servant & seamstress, described as a free girl of color - 18 
November 186_
 
Mary Mackey (age 10), an orphan, bound to Nancy Tilloone-as a seamstress - 
14 May 1866.

Shadrach Mackey (age 18), described as a free boy of color, bound to Nathaniel
 Bickwith - 26 August 1851.

John Laban Long Tom (age 10), described as a free boy of color, bound to E.S. 
Roper to be a farmer - 26 August 1851.

Martha Longtom, child of Martha Longtom (age 10), described as a free girl 
of color, bound to Hulliard Gibbs - 26 August, 1851
 
Nancy Elizabeth Mackey (age 3), described as girl of color, bound to A.B. 
Swindell to be a seamstress - 29 November, 1852.

Elizabeth Mackey (age 4), described as a free girl of color, bound to Thomas 
P. Pugh to be a housekeeper - 20 November, 1852.

Ann Eliz. Mackey (age 8), described as a free girl of color, bound to Wm. 
Watson Spencer - 22 August 1853.

Scot Mackey (age 5) & Wm. H. Mackey (age 2), described as free boys of 
color, bound to Burriago Hudson to be farmers - 20 May, 1854.

Wm. H. Mackey (age 18 months), described as a free boy of color, bound to 
William H. Creedle to be a farmer - 28 February, 1854.

See Also:
Hyde Co., NC Apprentice Papers - Free Persons of Color 1771 - 1865
Hyde County, NC Cohabitation Records - 1866

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