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Colonial Cases

R. v. Anonymous [1755]

murder - slaves, murder their master

Superior Court of Judicature

August 1755

Source: Halifax Gazette, 23 August 1755

[2] At the Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize, and General Gaol Delivery, held at Cambridge, for the County of Middlesex, last Week, a Negro Fellow and a Negro Wench belonging to the Estate of Capt. John Codman, late of Charlestown, deceased, were tried and found guilty of poisoning their said Master.

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