Chapter 111. An Act Concerning Slaves and Free People of Color.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Section 81.  If any free negro or mulatto shall entertain any slave in his or her house, during the sabbath, or in the night, between sunset and sunrise, he or she shall, for entertaining such slave, be subject to a fine of two dollars for the first offence, and four dollars for every subsequent offence, to be recovered on conviction before any one justice of the peace, and applied to the use of the poor of the county, in which the offence shall be committed, saving to the party the right of appealing.

Revised Statutes of North Carolina, 1837.