In “Proscription of the Press!”, published in the Richmond Enquirer on January 12, 1832, the editors defend an article they published January 7, 1832 arguing that the House of Delegates take steps toward the emancipation of Virginia’s enslaved people.
In “Gabriel’s Defeat,” published on October 21, 1831, the editors of the Richmond Enquirer seek to correct the facts in an article of the same name published in the Albany Evening Journal. The subject is Gabriel’s Conspiracy (1800), although the context was the more recent, more successful uprising led by Nat Turner in Southampton County earlier in the year.
In a series of statements, published in the Richmond Enquirer on January 2, 1812, witnesses to the Richmond Theatre fire describe their experiences. The fire killed more than seventy people on December 26, 1811.