State of North Carolina, Wilson County } Superior Court of Law, Fall Term A.D. 1862
The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Jacon a negro slave late of Wilson County the property of James Pender of the County of Wilson and Law a negro Slave late of said County of Wilson the property of Joshua Barnes of said County of Wilson on the first day of October A.D. 1862 about the hour of eleven o’clock in the night of the same day with force and arms at and in the County of Wilson aforesaid the dwelling house of one Levi M. Hays there situated feloniously and burglariously did break and enter with intent the goods and chattels of the said Levi M. Hays in said dwelling house there and then being found, then and there feloniously and burglariously to steal take and carry away against the peace and dignity of the State. /s/A. Thompson Sol
State vs. Jacon (a slave) & Law (a slave)
Witness Woodard (a slave), Levi M. Hays, W.W. Batts, John B. Batts, Josiah Farmer
Sworn & sent J.W. Davis Clk
Nott a true bill Jos. H. Armstrong forman
All that to say that two enslaved men, Jacon and Law, were charged with breaking and entering Levi M. Hays at eleven at night, but no true bill was returned.
Court Cases Involving Slaves, Slave Records, Wilson County Records, North Carolina State Archives.