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William M. Berkeley to Governor James Monroe, 1800 

Letter Treasurer on the Subject of paying for Negroes executed 1800

To His Excellency


The sum estimated by the Honorable Legislature as sufficient to discharge the claims for slaves executed being entirely exhausted, and as those claims are and will be greatly increased by the late serious insurrection, permit me to call the attention of your Excellency and the Honorable Board to the subject, and at the same time to solicit you to give me the earliest information, as a claim to a considerable amount has been presented, which I have requested the Gentleman to wait for until I could communicate with your Honorable Board

With sentiments of esteem & respect,

I remain your Humble servt.

W Wm Berkeley

The above is a copy of a letter
sent to his Excellency a few
days ago

Governor's Office, Letters Received, James Monroe, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.