Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 191

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(LAW.) Account book of a federal marshal with the U.S. District Court in Reconstruction North Carolina. [2], 279, [1] manuscript pages, more than half of them blank. Folio, 12 x 7 1/2 inches, original 1/2 calf, worn, boards detached; first leaf detached, minor dampstaining, faint tobacco odor, otherwise minor wear to contents. Pamlico County, NC, October 1865 to October 1867 and undated

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Pamlico was one of three North Carolina districts in the period immediately following the Civil War. Much of this book is dedicated to fees paid by the court to federal marshal Daniel R. Goodloe for writs, summonses and warrants served, and arrests and seizures. The entries generally note the suspect and the charges, which include counterfeiting and theft of government horses. Pamlico being a coastal jurisdiction, maritime cases were included, including smuggling and assault on the high seas with intent to kill. Seven men were charged with "robbing and plundering goods, mdse and effects from the steamer Sheridan while she was lying wrecked off Bodies Island." Goodloe's fees for handling appellate United States Circuit Court cases begin on page 130. On page 147 are the fees for an 1867 case in which three men were charged "under the provisions of the Civil Rights bill with highway robbery in Jones County on one Peter Gardner, colored."
Daniel Reaves Goodloe (1814-1902), the marshal whose accounts are listed here, was a North Carolina native who became an ardent abolitionist Republican and served in Lincoln's government during the war. Some parts of the volume were apparently used by Robert C. Kehoe as deputy marshal and in his later role as deputy collector for the Internal Revenue Service in the North Carolina district. These later entries, many of them listing tobacco growers, are mostly undated, though one is from 1869.