The State vs. the Dead Body of Lewis Green

Date: 
September 17, 1859

Deceased

Description: 
free man of color
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
arsenic
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said Lewis Green came to his death by poisioning with arsnick at the Williamston Hotel…on the night of the seventeenth day of September…the said poison being administered at the said Hotel somewhere about the thirteenth day of September...the medium of a certain sponge cake or pudding by some person or persons unknown

Slave Status: 
Free

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the Williamston Hotel

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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