A reward for apprehending a slave.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
We take Monday’s proceedings from the Standard. Our Reporters’ letters annexed furnish those of Tuesday and Wednesday.
… Wednesday, Jan’y 30th.
Mr Peebles, a bill to pay to Evans Ferguson and Ben Smith, free persons of color, of Northampton County, $400, the reward by the Governor for the apprehension of Ephraim, a slave, for the murder of his master, Mr. Woodruff. Passed and sent to the Senate.
Carolina Observer, 4 February 1861.