Norfolk (Virginia) Herald,

November 9, 1831

 

The Murders Doom:—We are informed by a gentleman who arrived last evening from Suffolk, that NAT TURNER was tried on Saturday last, and sentenced, of course, to be hung. His [p. 139] execution is ordered for Friday next. We also learn that three other slaves are to executed at the same time and place; one of them taken previously to the apprehension of Nat,—the other two subsequently, and upon Nat’s information. 

 

 

Henry Irving Tragle, The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material (Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971), 138-139.