Bartle Family murdered
On May 3rd three members of the Bartle family were brutally murdered by an Italian man who had worked the Bartle's fields. Accounts stated that there was an altercation the week prior to the murder between Bartle and the Italian worker over wages he felt he deserved. The family members killed were all struck in the head with a blunt object and were all found in a gruesome manner
Events such as this show the weak relationship between employer and employee. Whether white and black, white and white, or black and black there was room for conflict. A brutal murder such as this put fear into the eyes of those who kept slaves, farm hands and indentured servants.
Gabrielle Prosser, Denmark Vesey, and most famous of all Nat Turner kept the fear of rebellion alive through their revolts and conspiracies to create large scale uprisings.