Governor's Council Papers
23d August 1831
Present Governor Floyd
Insurrection The Governor submitted a paper signed by
of Negroes James Trezevant stating that a large number of
in Southampton negroes are imbodied in the County of South-
ampton that many families have been murdered.
That particulars could not be obtained but the
number is too large to be put down without a
considerable military force. Also several letters
from Petersburg—the whole sent on by express.
The Governor required advice thereupon.
It is advised that the Governor take such measures
as in his opinion may be necessary for suppressing
the insurrection—by ordering out Troops, issuing
arms and ammunition and give such orders from
time to time as the exigency of the case may
require—and [word indecipherable] so every thing
necessary may be done.
J. A. Smith An advance for postage of the Auditor’s office.
Advc It is advised that the Auditor be directed to issue an
amount to John A. Smith of $100 for that purpose.
Adjourned. P.V. Daniel
X All the papers in relation to the Insurrection in
Southampton filed together, and in a separate
Capture & Trial of Rebels