The State vs. the Dead Body of Charlotte

Date: 
June 25, 1825

Deceased

Description: 
negro woman slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that … the decd came to her death by the forms[?] of a shot gun loaded with powder and shot. The [?] passing through the right hand and lodging in the right breast a little above the nipple … we believe the deceased was handling and [?] the said shot gun

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Samuel I . Hary

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of Samuel I. Hary[?]
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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