Attempting to sell a free woman.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
From the Raleigh Register.
A man by the name of Raiford Watkins, of Johnston, was brought before Justice Thompson, in this City, on Monday, upon a charge of attempting to sell Phoebe Flowers, a Free woman of color. He was bound over, in the sum of $200, to make his appearance at the next term of Wake Superior Court, and, failing to give bond, was committed to jail, to await trial.
Tarboro’ Press, 21 September 1850.