Consists of a manuscript account book of Robert C. Kehoe (1832-1905) as Deputy United States Marshal, detailing costs owed to Daniel R. Goodloe (1814-1902) as United States Marshal for services performed for the Pamlico District in eastern North Carolina, which includes documentation of the administration of civil rights laws during the early Reconstruction era. At the time, United States marshals were paid through a fee system, collecting set amounts for performing particular tasks. This account book records Kehoe's service of writs, summonses, and warrants on behalf of Goodloe, many of which were issued by United States Commissioner Robert F. Lehman; his arrests and seizures; notices published; and fees. The entries generally name the suspect and the charges in criminal cases, including civil rights violations, counterfeiting, theft of government horses, and smuggling and assault on the high seas with intent to kill. Records related to the prosecution of civil rights violations depict actions taken by government officials to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Some examples of these entries include: "United States vs Joseph Smith, Henry Cumbro and George Harrison, charged under the provisions of the Civil Rights bill with highway robbery in Jones Co. on one Peter Gardner colored" (May 21, 1867) and "The U States vs. Vincent Dixon charge, Unlawfully and forcibly detaining in his custody and control at Dawson's creek NC Rena Ann Bryan, a child of color and the daughter of one Juno Bryan against her will and consent" (January 25, 1867).