Citizens to Governor John Floyd

Richmond Aug. 28, 31.

To

His Excellency John Floyd

Governor of Virginia

Sir

There is at this moment a numerous meeting of the blacks from this place & the surrounding country, at the Rural Shades, for the purpose, as they allege, of Religious worship, the propriety of countenancing such a meeting at this time is respectfully submitted to your consideration by several Citizens

Governor’s Office, Letters Received, John Floyd, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.