The State vs. the Dead Body of Rachel

Date: 
November 2, 1838

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
ax
Inquest Finding: 

do say oppon their oaths that wone negro woman name Clarisy propperty of Samuel Martin not having got Before his Eyes Being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil … with force and arms … with a sertain ax did then and there vilently and feloniously with malice of forethough strike and pierce and give to the said Rachel with the said ax in and uppon the front as well as the Back part of the head two mortal wounds

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Samuel L. Martin

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the House of Samuel L Martin
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Clarisy
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
slave-slave violence
Images: 

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