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John Moss to [Governor James Monroe?], 28 September 1800.

Honoured Sir

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.

John Moss

Septr. 28th.


[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.