KING-VA-1791

VIRGINIA GAZETTE & AGRICULTURAL REPOSITORY
Thursday, November 24, 1791

FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD,
Ran away from the subscriber, living near the Wolf-run
Shoals, in Fairfax county, on the 23d instant, a remarkably
well-grown Negro Lad named WILL, 15 or 16 years of age, of a
dull look, but is very smart and artful, and can read well;
had on, when he went away, an old white cotton jacket,
patched under the arms with new cloth, a white jean under
ditto, old country linen shirt and trousers, and old shoes. 
He has a long thin head, and one of his large toes has been
very sore.  My house was broke open on the 25th Ult. and the
following pieces of money taken out of it, viz. 1 hammered
doubleloon, one milled, do. 2 guineas and 2 dollars; which I
suppose was done by said Negro, and likely will change his
apparel.  The above reward, besides what the law allows,
will be paid to any person who will apprehend the said Negro
Lad, and secure him so that I get him again.

HARGESS KING.

All masters of vessels are cautioned against carrying off
said Negro at their peril.  Oct. 25, 1791

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