The construcion of roads and the road juries (sometimes called road gangs) who were to lay out and maintain the roads are also spelled out in these records. Civil suits involving less than $150 (usually over debt), minor criminal cases, depositions, jury lists, tax officials' names with their districts, tavern licenses and tavern rates, and care of the poor of the county are among the many kinds of records included in the court minutes.
The records in this volume were extracted from the microfilm copy produced by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. Most of the records for Bute County have been transferred to Warren and Franklin counties. This information has also been published in book form, entitled Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessionsby Brent H. Holcomb. A hardcover version of the book is available from Brent H. Holcomb, P.O. Box 21766, Columbia, SC 29221.