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1831 No.Carolina slave permitted to carry a gun, Document Signed  

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North Carolina slave permitted to carry a gun - 1 day before the Nat Turner slave revolt began in Virginia - Document Signed

Gay, William and Samuel Reeve

Rowan County, North Carolina




Manuscript Document Signed. Aug. 20, 1831. 1pg.;  also signed by witness John H. Hardee.

Remarkably, this document was signed just one day before the bloody Nat Turner revolt broke out in Virginia, an uprising of slaves and free Blacks  that sent chills down the backs of southern slave owners. In the aftermath, few slaves, anywhere in the South, would have been entrusted with a firearm.

Posting 250 Pound bond: “….Brisler, a slave the property of Wm. Gay hath been permitted by the County Court of Rowan to carry a Gun…if said slave Brisler shall discreetly and properly...conduct himself in the use of said Gun, then this Bond...to remain in full force.”

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