Capt. Samuel L. Kerr militia relic_1836
Charlotte A civs': Mr. S. McStaf-ford, of Harrisburg, was in the city to-day and had his pockets full of the richest gold ore that has been seen here in many a day. He got it out of his Cabarrus mines. l'o- liceiuen Joe Orr and Jim Moran yesterday trapped W. W. Peeples selling whiskey on Sunday. They laid a neat and sharp scheme and caught him in the act. Peeples was arraigned before United States !Jom-niissioner Maxwell to-day and was required to give a bond of $200 for his appearance for trial next Moii' day. He could not give bond and Was sent to jail. Peeples is an old offender. Quite an interesting relic was brought to the city to day by Mr. John P. Carr, of EoiigCreek. It is an old silk banner, made in 1830 for the Long Creek militia company, which was commanded by Cap't. Samuel L. Kerr, uncle to Mr. Carr. The flag was made by Miss Martha Price, who was afterwards married to a Mr. Neely. The flag is in an excellent state of preservation. It is inscribed with the letters, Peace or War, Liberty or Death. 183fi.' It bears an excellent representation of an old-time flint ami steel rifle.