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Freedmen -- Crimes against -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.

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Pugh, Thomas, Coroner's Jury Inquisition into the Death of Anthony, Charlotte County, Virginia, 1859 January 14-15

 File — Box 58: [Barcode: 32101038579890]
Scope and Contents Consists of a substantial record concerning an investigation into the death and possible murder of Anthony, a formerly enslaved Black man who had recently been emancipated upon the death of his former enslaver, Isaac N. Robertson, in 1857. It is likely that Anthony died as the result of a racially motivated assault by a white man, though the report is inconclusive. The coroner, Thomas Pugh, states "that from a surgical examination made in the presence of the Jury... his death was caused by a...
Dates: 1859 January 14-15