Sold to servitude for idleness and dissipation.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Law. – The Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Edgecombe county held its sittings in this place last week. No case of public interest was tried, excepting that of Allen Morgan, a free negro, who was condemned and sold to servitude for one year, under the act of 1826, requiring free negros who are spending their time in idleless and dissipation, to give bond for the industrious and peaceable deportment for one year, or be hired out for a term of service not exceeding three years.

North Carolina Free Press (Halifax), 5 September 1828.