Petition #11385001


J. D. Goore seeks compensation for his slave Lewis, who was convicted and hanged for assaulting a white woman, Malinda Pollard, with intent to commit rape. Lewis was tried before a Court of Magistrates and Freeholders on 26 July 1850 and executed 22 August 1850. He was “appraised & valued ... at the sum of two hundred dollars.”

Result: Granted; allowed $200.

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Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina