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Scott, John B. (1761-1814) [Indictment of Sancho in the Easter Plot]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06338.04 Author/Creator: Scott, John B. (1761-1814) Place Written: Halifax County, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 1802 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 18.8 x 15.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06338.04 Author/Creator: Scott, John B. (1761-1814) Place Written: Halifax County, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 1802 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 18.8 x 15.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Indictment of Sancho by Scott as Deputy Attorney for the Commonwealth in a court of Oyer and Terminer. Sancho, "a negro man slave the property of John Booker," is charged with conspiring to create an insurrection and plotting murder on 6 April 1802. "That the said Sancho...did feloniously consult and conspire to make insurrection... And...did feloniously, wickedly & maliciously plot the murder of Daniel Dejarnett...."

Background Information: Related to the Easter Plot, also known as Sancho's Rebellion. Sancho, an earlier participant in Gabriel's Rebellion of 1800, instigated the Easter Plot, intended to take place on or around Good ...Friday 1802. The ferment spread through southern Virginia (including Halifax County), and northeastern North Carolina, resulting in the hanging of Sancho and four other participants. According to Douglas Egerton's study, Phebe was the only female participant of the Easter Plot who stood trial.See More

People: Scott, John B., 1761-1814
Dejarnette, Daniel, 1768-1831
Phebe, fl. 1802
Sancho, d. 1802

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: SlaveryPrisonerSlave RebellionJudiciaryLawRebellionAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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