The State vs. the Dead Body of Belfast

Date: 
January 18, 1813

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
knife
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said Belfast [did] voluntarily & feloniously ... kill and murder himself with a knife by stabbing himself in the neck

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Damson

Location

Inquest Location: 
on the plantation of John Damson Esqr
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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