The chapter text below is provided for context. Scroll down to see the text of the law.
CHAPTER 123 An act to protect the owners of live stock from the depredations of thieves. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the Brunswick Bridge and Ferry Company, its agents, lessees or assigns, are hereby required to take and keep in a book provided for that purpose, the ear mark, color, brand and sex of any and all live stock which May be transported by it or them across the ferry owned by said company at Wilmington, and the date at which the same were delivered to it for transportation, and shall take and record the name and color of the person or persons bringing the same for transportation.