"Citizens" to Governor John Floyd, 28 August 1831.
Richmond Aug. 28, 31.
His Excellency John Floyd
Governor of Virginia
There is at this moment a numerous meeting of the blacks from this place & the surrounding country, at the Rural Shades, for the purpose, as they allege, of Religious worship, the propriety of countenancing such a meeting at this time is respectfully submitted to your consideration by several
Governor's Office, Letters Received, John Floyd, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.