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The ideal prevails that, because of the terrible events in Southampton, the white

population, in case of like outrages in future, will retaliate by an indeterminate

slaughter of blacks-and such, we think will probably take place

 

 

Insurrection Of The Blacks

 

from the Niles’ Register 

SEPT. 10, 1831

Virginia.  The troops that marched fro Richmond to Southampton have returned.  Several of the blacks taken prisoners have already been condemned to death.  There is a great deal of force, and truth too, in the following remarks from the Boston Courier on this subject.

“We infer, from the tome of the newspapers in Virginia, that the public will not be satisfied with any thing less than the total extermination of the murderers.  Public justice would strike only at the leaders, for they, and those whose injudicious philanthropy excites their disaffection still more than they, are fairly accountable for the mischief; but oppressed as Virginia is with the tremendous evil of slavery, it is to be expected that men will take counsel from their fears rather than their reason.”

At an entertainment given at Petersburg to the Richmond light dragoons, John H. Pleasants, esq. offered the following toast:  Henry B. Vaughan-the Jerusalem publican, who speculated upon the bones of his kindred, which the dragoons went to bury and to avenge.

The ideal prevails that, because of the terrible events in Southampton, the white population, in case of like outrages in future, will retaliate by an indeterminate slaughter of blacks-and such, we think will probably take place.  Indeed, a few days since, in Gabriel city county, a rising of the Negroes being feared, an armed body of white men shot down two blacks because they attempted to run away.  There is much fear and feeling in several of the lower counties in the state; and the white inhabitants seem to be in constant excitement.

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