Contents and Arrangement

Kehoe, Robert C., Account Book with United States Marshal Daniel R. Goodloe, 1865-1867

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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).


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator or by the date of acquisition.

Collection History


AM 2020-60

Purchased from Seth Kaller Inc. in January 2020 .


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lisa Yankowitz during the summer and fall of 2010 . The finding aid was written by Lisa Yankowitz in January 2011 and was regularly updated with new acquisitions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, Armando Suárez, Amy C. Vo, Kalliopi Balatsouka, and Lauren Williams.

Collection-level notes were revised by Faith Charlton in 2024 to more accurately describe the nature of this collection.

No additions will be made to this collection. Single item acquisitions will be added to Princeton University Library Single Item Acquisitions (C1771).

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Kehoe, Robert C., 1832-1905, Account Book with United States Marshal Daniel R. Goodloe; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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