22 May 1823. "Settlement with Col. William Polk."
Colonel William Polk, a hero of the American Revolution, served on the Board of Trustees from 1790 to 1834. He was also one of Raleigh's leading citizens. As this document shows, he hired out five of his slaves to work on the construction of Old West (referred to as New College in the document). By 22 May 1823, Polk had been paid $600 for the labor of Jourdan, Jim, Stephen, Charles, and Joe.
University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
22 May 1823.