John Moss to [Governor James Monroe?], 28 September 1800.
From the repeated applications of the Negro Man Will King Who gave me Information of the Said Gabral being on Board of Capt Taylor and he himself & Capt Taylor was then a going to Secure him- I gave Other Information for fear he Should Make his escape- and Without delay the Villon was arrested- I fear Your Repose will be interupted but your Dignity knows best how to Compensate the Negro Man for his good conduct he Is under a good carector and Very Submissive
I am Sir Your Most obt.
& Hum: Servt.
[on reverse] Letter John Moss respecting Billy who was instrumental in apprehending Gabriel 1800 Sept 28th
Governor's Office, Letters Received, James Monroe, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.