The Virginia Gazette

October 18, 1770. Number 232. Page 3, Column 1

RUN away from the subscriber in Fredericksburg, last Saturday night, an indented servant man named John Fletcher; he is an Englishman, by trade a tanner, about 25 years of age, 6 feet high, short brown hair, his left leg has a large sore, which may easily be discovered by the stain through his trowsers, and has a very bad small when nigh him; his apparel is a light coloured frize coat with broad white metal buttons, a blue frize jacket, a check shirt, osnabrig trowsers, with buckskin breeches under them, a felt hat, and country made shoes, almost new, with pewter buckles in them; he is fond of liquor, and playing cards. Whoever apprehends the said servant and brings him to me in Fredericksburg, shall have THREE POUNDS reward, and reasonable charges; if taken and secured in any gaol so as I get him again, shall have FORTY SHILLINGS reward paid by,