Judge Black approved the bond and also the bond of William Cornish for constable of Franklin Township which was signed by Cornish, Jonathan Black, Jr., and John Hogg (14).
When the citizens came to Cote a Fabre---later known as Escore Fabre and today known as Camden---to court they attended other matters. Dr. Cabeen, who lived in Pennington's settlement near Bayou Saline in what is now Bradley County (15), had a ward, Henry Panttz, a penniless orphan fourteen years old. During this term of court Judge Black took Henry as an apprentice for seven years to teach him "the art and mystery" of farming and to teach him reading, writing, and arithmetic including the rule of three and provide him with proper clothing, medical attention and shelter. Charles H. Seay, Thomas Hubbard and Benjamin Gooch witnessed the agreement between Dr. Cabeen and Judge Black (16).
With each term of court the affairs of the county were growing. Judge Black appointed Anderson Tate, James Magnes, Issac Pennington, Hawkins Patterson and John Nunn to view and mark the nearest and best way for a road leading from the house of John Nunn's at Cote a Fabre to the Louisiana State Line in a direction toward Monroe in July, 1830 (17). This was the first of many attempts to locate the road to the Louisiana line nearest Monroe. This struggle continued and the road was not accomplished until Robert Johnson Black brought his wagon train from Alabama about six years later.
Sheriff Black presented the first tax levy for the county July 19, 1830 (18). After the levy was approved he asked Judge Black to approve the appointment of Charles H. Seay as deputy sheriff, which Judge Black did (19).
The first court with a long agenda was October 19, 1830, which was held at John Nunn's with Judge Black presiding. Sheriff Black made the first settlement of moneys received in the county.