The State vs. the Dead Body of Venus

Date: 
November 9, 1848

Deceased

Description: 
female slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Natural Causes
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that … the disceased was a person advanced in life, and had at time been complaining of a Smothering Sensation at night and … Came to her death by a visitation of god

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
J. Harries

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at John Harrises
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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