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Baldwin County legal proceeding against Rodney

Baldwin County legal proceeding against Rodney

Descriptive Summary

Title: Baldwin County legal proceeding against Rodney
Creator: Kenan, Thomas Holmes, 1771-1837
Inclusive Dates: 1819 February
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 proceeding
Collection Number: ms3932
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Holmes Kenan, court clerk for Baldwin County, Georgia, describes the case of Rodney, an enslaved man who is convicted of burning down a cotton gin house.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one legal proceeding, dated February 1819, describing the sentencing of an enslaved man, Rodney, who is accused of burning down the cotton gin house of the slave owner Major John A. Jones. Thomas Holmes Kenan (1771-1837), court clerk for Baldwin County, Georgia, records the sentence as death by hanging.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Baldwin County legal proceeding against Rodney, an enslaved man, ms 3932, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Baldwin County (Ga.)
Court records -- Georgia.
Court records.
Slaves -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Proceeding, 1819 February