The State vs. the Dead Body of slave

Date: 
July 23, 1820

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths [that] the said Henry [Schrock] fired at him [unknown African American] with an intention of shooting him in the legs but by chance seventeen low mold shot took him in the body of which wound he instantly died.

Slave Status: 
Slave

Coroner

Coroner: 

Location

County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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