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Gervas Storrs and Joseph Selden to Governor James Monroe, 8 September 1800

To The Governor of Virginia at Richmond


This is to certify that I was in conjunction with Joseph Selden an we were examining in magistrates in the case of the negroes charged with conspiracy & a design to raise rebel against the white people; & from every incident which appeared at the examination, I do not hesitate to say that Gabriel the property of Thos. H. Prosser [of] Henrico County, was clearly proven to be the [mai]n spring & chief mover in the contemplated rebellion. Given under my our hands this 8th day of September 1800.

Gervas Storrs

Joseph Selden

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