Richmond Enquirer,

September 12, 1831

 

From Southampton: We understand that despatches were received by the Governor on Friday last, stating that nine additional convictions had been made by the Court at Southampton—four of the convicted having been recommended for reprieve, three others being boys 14 to 15 years of age, and it appeared from the evidence that they had been forced to join the banditti. The other five are to be hung today. No accounts have been received by the Governor since Thursday night.

 

 

Henry Irving Tragle, The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material (Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971), 77.