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Sentence of Gullah Jack

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The transcript of only one trial sentence was included in "An Account of the Late Intended Insurrection Among a Portion of the Blacks of this City," the authorized account of the Vesey Conspiracy written by Charleston Intendant (Mayor) J. Hamilton.

Although Hamilton noted that the sentence of Gullah Jack was "selected out of the many Sentences passed on this occasion, with a view, to give the reader a general idea of them," Presiding Magistrate L. H. Kennedy appeared to take special offense to Jack's practice of conjuring.

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