My great, great Grandfather ***Bartholomew Figures Moore, The Father Of The NC Bar, words below.
"Holden's impeachment is demanded by a sense of public virtue and due regard to the honor of the state. He is an *exceedingly corrupt man and ought to be placed before the people as a public example of a **tyrant condemned and punished."
Bartholomew F. Moore: Tribute To/On Holden/State V Will
My great, great grandfather's credentials are impeccable. He was sought by both sides when Holden was impeached, but declined. His portrait hangs in the Planetarium at Chapel Hill and in the Supreme Court. At the above link, you can read his biographical history, the Senate's tribute to him as well as his winning defense of Will, which recognized the right of the slave to defend himself against the assaults of his master in the preservation of his own life, a thing never asserted by slaves heretofore in the county."