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Colonial Cases

Anonymous [1823]

slave court - rebellion - capital punishment

Slave Court

December 1823

Source: The Morning Chronicle  (London, England), Monday, February 2, 1824; Issue 17095, from the British Library's 19th Century Newspapers site. See also Caledonian Mercury  (Edinburgh, Scotland) 5 February 1824, issue 15987

From the Public Advertiser. ... Dec. 23

Conspiracy suppressed at Port Maria. - A Special Slave Court has been convened, and seven negroes belonging to Frontier Estate, and one to J. Walker Esq. condemned to death for a meditated rebellion, and design of burning Port Maria. The death-warrant will be executed on Wednesday. What says Mr. Morning Chronicle to this?

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