The State vs. the Dead Body of Edom

boy did not seem to be much injured, continued to be very insolent, commenced complaining of his head in about two hours after the combat, had several fits [and] died on Wednesday evening

Date: 
November 7, 1832

Deceased

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

do say upon their oaths that … the said Edom did come to his death by the [?] Gabriel Cannon[?] striking him on the head with the but [sic] of a whip

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
William Clark

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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