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On this date in 1822, a Denmark Vesey-led slave rebellion in South Carolina was thwarted by informants. He and others were captured, tried, and executed.
The Whipping House was to the right of the jail, separated by a high brick wall and used against unruly slaves, was where the execution took place. It was destroyed by an 1886 earthquake and never rebuilt.
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Twenty-fourth Edition.
Copyright 1996 Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.