Polibius, Bermuda, 1755

Polibius was an enslaved man indicted in the Bermudian Court of Assizes for poisoning in 1755, when there was no law against obeah. If the law had been different he might well have been prosecuted for obeah instead. Polibius was accused of having three years earlier hidden ‘certain Poisonous Matter or Mixture of sundry ingredients […]