1856-05, Unnamed enslaved girl, Health (Medical Treatment)

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1856-05, Unnamed enslaved girl, Health (Medical Treatment)

Description

An unnamed enslaved girl of approximately 10-11 years of age, was severely beaten by University of Virginia student and lodger at Lucy Terrell's boarding house, N.B. Noland. Her injuries were so severe as to require attendance by an unnamed physician.

Partial transcript:
"whilst the family was at dinner, he went to the back door of Miss Terrell's residence & called the girl, who went to the door, and being seised by him was knocked down & kicked & beaten so severely as to be for a time insensible, and to require the attendance of a Physician afterwards

Event Type

Health: Medical treatment

Action Status

Completed

Date

May 1856

Location

Lucy Terrell's boardinghouse, Charlottesville, Virginia

Source

May 2, 1856 Minutes of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library,
University of Virginia

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Primary Participant

Unnamed girl

Freedom Status

Enslaved

Enslaver

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Witness

Symptom

Unconsciousness after being beaten severely

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