So calls himself a free Boy of coulor.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Wayne County
To the Sherriff or Jailor of said county I send you the body of Hardy Carroll so calls himself a free Boy of coulor which said boy was brought before me by Ashley Whitley and Daniel Gurly the above-named negro has not any free papers with him and was taken on Sunday night the 4th Inst. by Ashley Whitley and Daniel Gurly as patroles. Decr 4th 1842 J. Langston
Records of Slaves and Free People of Color, Wayne County Records, North Carolina State Archives.