state v. jarrod

state v. jarrod - THE STATE vs JARROTT a slave SUPREME...

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                                             THE STATE vs. JARROTT, a slave.                                           SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA                                         23 N.C. 76; 1840 N.C. LEXIS 70; 1 Ired. Law 76                                                     June, 1840, Decided   PRIOR HISTORY:  [**1]  The prisoner, a slave, was indicted at Person, on the last circuit,  before his honor Judge DICK, for the murder of one Thomas Chatham, a white man. The  Solicitor for the State called, as a witness, one John T. Brooks, a white boy, about fourteen years  of age, who stated that he went with the deceased, who was eighteen or nineteen years old, to a  fish-trap, in the neighborhood, where several slaves were collected, on Saturday night; that the  witness and the deceased were the only white persons present; and that they remained there until  about two or three hours before day, when Chatham was killed; that the prisoner and one Jack  Hughes, a free negro, played cards, and differed about the game, when they called on the  deceased to keep the game for them, which he did for some time, until a second difference took  place between the parties, and Hughes refused to play longer; that the prisoner had a twelve and  a half cent piece of coin, upon a handkerchief, on which they had been playing--which fell off  among the leaves, when he jerked up the handkerchief; that the prisoner, shortly after, went and  looked for the piece of money, where it had dropped; and, not finding it, said that he saw his  [**2]  nine pence walk into a white man's pocket, and that any white man who would steal a  negro's money, was not too good to unbutton a sheep's collar; that the prisoner further said that  the deceased was raised and had lived on stolen sheep; that the prisoner then charged the  deceased with stealing his money, and told him if he did not give it up, he would kill him--and  brandished a stick over the head of the deceased; that the prisoner further told the deceased that  he had his nine pence in his left jacket pocket; upon which the deceased requested the prisoner to  search him; which the latter refused to do; that the deceased then turned out his pockets, and the  prisoner then cursed him, and told him that he had the money in his shoes; upon which the  deceased took off his shoes and stockings; that shortly afterwards, some of the company got a  light, and, in searching, found the piece of money in the leaves, near where the deceased stood 
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