The State vs. the Dead Body of Mary Grace Aldrich

Date: 
August 11, 1856

Deceased

Description: 
infant child
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
drugs
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say … that said child came to her death at the time and place aforesaid by having large portions of laudaunum administered by a servant girl the nurse of the name of Clarissa … with felonious intent

Parent(s): 
Rev. N. P. Aldrich and Mrs. E. D. Aldrich

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Graniteville

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Clarissa
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Keywords: 
slave-master's family violence
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