Affidavit for movement of trial


Title
Affidavit for movement of trial
Description
Affidavit drawn up by prosecuting attorney John A. Richardson motioning for moving trial of Thomas Brady outside of Robeson County, N.C. It was feared that it would be difficult for the State to have a fair trial as opinion in the county was overwhelmingly in favor of Brady's killing of Stephen Locklear. Locklear had been a member of the Lowrie (Lowry) gang of outlaws; a gang that committed a series of robberies and murders against the upper class, from 1865 until 1872. Law enforcement's attempts to capture the gang members later became known as the Lowry War.
Date
March 04, 1872
Original Format
manuscripts
Extent
19cm x 30cm
Local Identifier
1271-b1-fa
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Comments

Fred Harrison Sep 19 2016

Solicitor John A. Richardson motions to have Thomas Brady’s trial moved out of Robeson County, N.C. owing to strong feeling among the citizens there that Brady’s murder of Stephen Locklier was “considered to have been a good deed.” Brady was connected to a band of outlaws known as the Lowrie (also spelled Lowry) Gang who resisted the Confederate Home Guard in the area of Robeson County during the Civil War as well as their successors in the period running through the early 1870s.An interesting period account of the Lowrie Gang is available in George Alfred Townsend’s The Swamp Outlaws: or, The North Carolina Bandits : Being a Complete History of the Modern Rob Roys and Robin Hoods (1872). The Langford North Carolina Collection has a recent reprint available for use among its reference holdings under the call number NoCar Ref F262.R6 S93 2015.Also noteworthy and available for free electronic access through East Carolina University Digital Collections is The Lowrie History: As Acted in Part by Henry Berry Lowrie, The Great North Carolina Bandit, with Biographical Sketch of His Associates (Lumberton, N.C.: Lumbee Pub. Co., c1909) at https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/17019

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