We think they are very good.

by Lisa Y. Henderson


The Charlotte Whig publishes several new town ordinances for the town of Charlotte, which we think are very good. 1st. Every free negro of twelve years and upwards, is required to present him or herself for registration, stating age, occupation, &c., &c., upon heavy penalty for failing to do so.  Those who comply, will obtain a certificate, under the protection of which they will be allowed to dwell in safety, upon their good behavior.  They are to pay one dollar for the certificate.  2d. No slave, under any pretence whatever, allowed to hire his or her own time; nor shall any slave go at large at his or her own discretion, by permission of the owner, working for his or herself where and when they please. 

Carolina Watchman, Salisbury, 24 June 1861.