She seems not to have a sound mind.

Was committed to the Jail of Greenville county, on the 15th inst. a yellow woman, who says her name is Rachel Patterson, that she was raised by Churchwell Anderson, and that she is a free woman. She appears to be about twenty three or four years of age, gives very various and contradictory accounts of herself, and seems not to have a sound mind. The owner will come forward, prove his property, pay charges and take her away.  DAVID MITCHELL, Jailor.  July 27, 1816.

Raleigh Minerva, 26 July 1816.