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Nat Turner

Nat is between 30 & 35 years old, 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, weighs between 150 and 160 lbs, rather bright complexion, but not a mulatto--broad shouldered--large flat nose--large eyes—broad flat feet--rather knock-kneed--walks brisk and active--hair on the top of the head very thin-no beard except on the upper lip, and the tip of the chin--a scar on one of his temples--also one on the back of his neck--a large knob on one of the bones of his right arm near the wrist produced by a blow.


Proclamation by Governor John Floyd, 17 September 1831.



Henry Irving Tragle, The Southampton Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1971), 423.

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