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Faulkner, William (1774-1822) [Writ of summons for the county sheriff t to gather justices for an "examination of the fact" regarding the slave Samuel]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06338.12 Author/Creator: Faulkner, William (1774-1822) Place Written: Halifax County, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 19 April 1802 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 18.6 x 14.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Writ of summons signed by Faulkner, a justice of the peace. Ordering the county sheriff to summon justices for a 26 April "Examination of the fact" regarding the slave Samuel, property of George Carrington. Notes that Samuel was committed to county jail that day as per warrant. Docket on verso lists several names, including Racheal Coats, Hiram Whitney, Samuel Patterson, Bob Jabell, James Vaughan, Wades Bob, Grishams Tom, and Beasleys Tom. Based on their names, it appears that the latter three individuals may have been slaves.

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.See More

People: Faulkner, William, 1774-1822
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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