Letter to John F. Grimke from Coroner J.H. Stevens, October 26, 1802

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    Sir: This morning I held a jury of Inquest at An Empty Kitchen belonging to Mr. McCully Righton in the Village of Washington—called Islington—on the Body of Negro Woman harmed [Benit?]—whom the Jury were informed by Mr. Dowthwaite had Eloped from you some months past—and who was your property from the situation we found her in it appeared to the Jury she died for want—have therefore— performed the Duties of my Office and Buried her—and taken the liberty of informing you—that you might know of the Death and internments of your Negro. -and [remains?] Your Ob. Serv: J H Stevens Coroner 16 Oct 1802 The Hon Judge Grimke [End page 1] [To:] The Honble [Honorable] Judge Grimkie [From:] J.H. Stevens 16 Octr. [October] 1802 [End page 2]
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    Sir: This morning I held a jury of Inquest at An Empty Kitchen belonging to Mr. McCully Righton in the Village of Washington—called Islington—on the Body of Negro Woman harmed [Benit?]—whom the Jury were informed by Mr. Dowthwaite had Eloped from you some months past—and who was your property from the situation we found her in it appeared to the Jury she died for want—have therefore— performed the Duties of my Office and Buried her—and taken the liberty of informing you—that you might know of the Death and internments of your Negro. -and [remains?] Your Ob. Serv: J H Stevens Coroner 16 Oct 1802 The Hon Judge Grimke [End page 1] [To:] The Honble [Honorable] Judge Grimkie [From:] J.H. Stevens 16 Octr. [October] 1802 [End page 2]
Title:
Letter to John F. Grimke from Coroner J.H. Stevens, October 26, 1802
Creator:
Stevens, J.H.
Date:
1802-10-16
Description:
A short letter from J.H. Stevens, Coroner, to John F. Grimke about the death of one of his female slaves, [named Benit?], who had previously escaped and ultimately died "of want."
Collection:
Grimke family papers, 1678-1977
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Topical Subject:
Slavery--South Carolina--Charleston--History.
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.)
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
MSS 0176 Box 1 Folder 09
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public Domain.
Access Information:
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