The State vs. the Dead Body of Mose

Date: 
August 28, 1851

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
hemp cord
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that Mose, not having God before his Eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil. . . in a certain wood . . .with a certain hempen Cord . . .as a felon of himself, feloniously, voluntarily and of his malice aforethought himself killed, strangled and homicideed

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate

Location

Inquest Location: 
near Joseph McCullough's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Mose
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Inquest Images: 
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