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Label
1802 January 25
Inclusive dates
1802 January 25
Title variation
Executive Communications
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor James Monroe, Richmond, to [Edmund Harrison, Speaker of the House of Delegates], transmitting correspondence regarding an intended slave insurrection in Nottoway County. Enclosed is a copy of a letter from James Fletcher, Nottoway, to B. Edwards or N. Friend, Petersburg. Fletcher writes that they are threatened by an insurrection which is rumored to spread to Petersburg. Another letter from G. Green to William Prentis or James Durell, Petersburg, writes of the intended insurrection to rendezvous at Petersburg. A letter from Richard Jones, Nottoway, to William Prentis, Petersburg, remarks on the intended insurrection in Nottoway County in conspiracy with slaves in Petersburg. According to Jones, a slave named Bob, the property of John Royall, is the intended general of the insurrection
  • William Prentis, Mayor of Petersburg, writes the Governor on 3 January enclosing a letter he received from a merchant in Petersburg containing intelligence received from James Fletcher about the insurrection. There is also a letter from the Governor to William Prentis, dated 4 Jan. 1802, regarding patrols and the general safety of the people. Prentis's letter in return complains of a lack of ammunition and the need of a field officer to superintend in case of alarm. A copy of a letter from Frank Goode to Roling Pointer was enclosed in a letter to the Governor from John Harris, Powhatan County. According to Harris, this letter was found at Martin's Shop and relates to acquiring weapons and killing every man on both sides of the river to Richmond beginning at Jude's Ferry. Included is a copy of the Governor's letter to John Harris, Horatio Turpin to the Governor, and the Governor to Col. Littleberry Mosby regarding an insurrection in Powhatan
  • Lastly, there is a record from a court of oyer and terminer held for Nottoway County on 7 January 1802 for the trial of Joe, a slave belonging to the estate of Batt Jones. Joe was accused of conspiring a rebellion or insurrection of slaves against the white inhabitants of the State. The court also tried Bob, a slave and property of John Royall, who was committed to the jail for the same offenses
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Form designation
Letters and court record
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
18
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001503422
Type of unit
leaves.

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