Letter from Peter Alba, Mayor of Pensacola, to Sir [Governor DuVal], dated October 31, 1831, requesting troops to suppress an expected slave uprising. A resolution is attached.

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Letter from Peter Alba, Mayor of Pensacola, to Sir [Governor DuVal], dated October 31, 1831, requesting troops to suppress an expected slave uprising. A resolution is attached.

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Pensacola October 31st 1831.

Sir
In obedience to a resolution of the Board of Alderman of the this City I have the honor to enclose to you a copy of a resolution of the Board requesting your earliest interposition with the Government to preserve the aid of some troops in this vicinity to repress the apprehended insurrection of people of color in this part of the Territory and neighboring State of Alabama.

I have the honor to be
Very respectfully
Your Obt. Servt.
Peter Alba
Mayor

Memorial sent to the War Dept
DuVal Signature

Resolved that the Governor of Florida be requested to make application to the General Government for one or two companies of Infantry to be stationed in or near Pensacola for the protection of the people of Florida against any insurrection of slaves or free negroes in the vicinity.
Board of Alderman of the City of Pensacola. October 31, 1831.
Extract from the minutes
Saml Fry
Secretary

The original sent to War Dept
Duval Signature