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The Bee (New Orleans, Louisiana),

September 15, 1831


        We have deemed it more prudent to abstain from noticing the disturbances in Southampton County, Virginia: but as some of the contemporary papers have laid the subject before the public, we have thought fit to depart from this, in our opinion, salutary caution…. Although “sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof,” we are happy in saying that the massacre is not as extensive as had been at first apprehended.



Henry Irving Tragle, The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material (Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971), 79.

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