The Virginia Gazette

February 26, 1767. Number 823. Page 3, Column 2

RUN AWAY from the subscriber in AUGUSTA, on the 17th of January last, a convict servant man named JOHN JONES, an Englishman, about 35 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, of a fair complexion, and fair short hair; had on when he went away a blue homemade drugget jacket lined with striped linen, a blue broad cloth do. under it, leather breeches, coarse spun shirt made out of hemp linen, sheep gray stockings, and country made shoes; he has been a sailor, and I suppose will endeavor to get on board some vessel. I have heard that he has altered his name at Fredericksburg, and stole from thence a ruffled shirt, a pair of everlasting breeches, an old whitish coloured jacket, and two razors. Whoever takes up the said servant, and brings him to me, or John Briggs at Falmouth, or secures him in any county goal so that I may get him again, shall have FIVE POUNDS reward, paid by me or John Briggs.


N.B. As he is a very good scholar, it is imagined he will forge a pass.