The State vs. the Dead Body of Will

Date: 
November 18, 1854

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
fence rail
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said deceased came to his death…from wounds inflicted on the 6th day of said month with the end of a rail in the hands of Robert C. Nevitt that Robert C. Nevitt the said slave [unkown word] misfortune and in self defense & contrary to his will in manner & form aforesaid did kill & slay

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
William Nevitt

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Nevitt's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Robert C. Nevitt
Keywords: 
master-slave violence
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