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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Legal documents pertaining to the Easter Plot of 1802
|Arrest warrant for the slave Samuel for his role in the Easter Plot
|19 April 1802
|Faulkner, William (1774-1822)
|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.
|Slavery Prisoner Slave Rebellion Judiciary Law Rebellion African American History
|Faulkner, William (1774-1822) Sancho (d. 1802)
|Halifax County, Virginia
|Law; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859