Sentenced to be sold.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Bill, a free negro, indicted for an assault upon the person of a colored female child, was tried for the offense at the late term of Court, convicted, and sentenced to be sold to pay costs. He was sold into slavery for the period of 4 1/2 years, R.F. Simonton, Esq., being the purchaser.
Iredell Express (Statesville), 20 April 1860.