Justice William Gaston of the N.C. Supreme Court, who decided in 1834 that the sentence for a slave named Will should be reduced to manslaughter after killing a white overseer in self-defense.
Justice William Gaston of the N.C. Supreme Court, who decided in 1834 that the sentence for a slave named Will should be reduced to manslaughter after killing a white overseer in self-defense. N.C. Archives
Justice William Gaston of the N.C. Supreme Court, who decided in 1834 that the sentence for a slave named Will should be reduced to manslaughter after killing a white overseer in self-defense. N.C. Archives