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"Anonymus" to Governor John Floyd, 28 August 1831.

To the Governor of Virginia


It has been humbly & respectfully suggested that as Nat. Turner the leader  & mover of the insurrection in Southampton has not been caught or killed that it would be adviseable to offer a large reward for him if caught by a white or free man, or manumission to any slave who will bring him dead or alive so that he may be punished.  It is perhaps idle to think that this insurrection is ended until the Leader is killed

Aug 28th


[addressed to John Floyd Governor of Virginia, Richmond, postmarked Petersburg]

Governor's Office, Letters Received, John Floyd, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.