The State vs. the Dead Body of Aleck

Date: 
July 18, 1848

Deceased

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

that he came to his death by drowning in attempting to escape from Capt. Hale & Col. J. Chesnut’s hands on the 10th inst

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Alexander McDonald

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Major J. Whitaker's plantation
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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