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Collection Reference Number GLC06338.13
From Archive Folder Legal documents pertaining to the Easter Plot of 1802 
Title Arrest warrant for the slave Samuel for his role in the Easter Plot
Date 19 April 1802
Author Faulkner, William (1774-1822)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Arrest warrant signed by Faulkner, a justice of the peace for Halifax County. George Carrington, having supplied information under oath that Samuel, one of his slaves, "ploted & conspired the murder" of Carrington and others persons, Faulkner orders the sheriff to bring Samuel before a justice of the peace "to answer the Premises and further to be dealt with according to Law." A docket lists several personal names.
Subjects Slavery  Prisoner  Slave Rebellion  Judiciary  Law  Rebellion  African American History  
People Faulkner, William (1774-1822)  Sancho (d. 1802)  
Place written Halifax County, Virginia
Theme Law; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859