Receipt Given to the Captor of Nat Turner

 

Received Oct. 31 / 1831 from Benjamin Phipps,

Nat Turner, the leader in the late insur-

rection in Southampton County, and the

slave belonging to Putnam Moore an

infant living with Joseph Travis his

father in law, both of whom were

murdered, and the slave named in

the Governor’s proclamation.—

 

                                    Edwd. Butts deputy of

                                    Clements Rochelle sh[eri]ff

                                    of Southampton County

 

Novr. 15. 1831

                  Shall the above be paid?

                                             J. Floyd

 

To the Council of State

 

 

From Henry Irving Tragle, The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material (Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971), p. 425.