His report was:
The report was examined and approved (20). Judge Black fined Anderson Tate, Hawkins Patterson, James Magness, and Isaac Pennington Five Dollars each for failure to perform their duties as reviewers of the road to the Louisiana Line. John Nunn, Levi A. Sloan and Jacob Watkins were appointed to carry out this task (21). On the same day
William Cornish was made overseer of the road leading from the gin belonging to Jonathan Black, senior, to Scarborough's Landing on the Ouachita River. Joseph Neely, esquire, was appointed to apportion the hands to work said road (22).
July 18, 1831, Sheriff Black made his final settlement which showed that he had used his own money to defray the county expenses. The clerk was ordered to issue to him county script in the proper amount (23). Charles H. Seay became sheriff. Being sheriff in those days was a hard job with little pay and few were willing to serve. Jonathan Black, Jr., served almost two years. On the same day he accepted the appointment with Anderson Tate and James Magness to view and mark a road leading from the court house to the most eligible route to the Louisiana State Line in the direction of Monroe (24). Anderson Tate and James Magness were two of those fined earlier for failure to view this route. Evidently Judge Black was giving them their second chance.