The Virginia Gazette

September 27, 1770. Number 1010. Page 3, Column 2

SPOTSYLVANIA, Sept. 17, 1770.

RUN away from the subscriber, near Fredericksburg, a light mulatto man (who may easily pass for a white man) named JACK, though very probably he may change his name to John Wilkinson, about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, and well made; had on when he went off a brown fustian coat, canvas waistcoast, and light coloured breeches. He has gray eyes, and dark brown hair, which he wears tied behind; is much addicted to drinking, which makes him forward, otherwise very much reserved. Whoever apprehends the said fellow, and delivers him to me, at my house, shall receive 3. reward, besides what the law allows.


N.B. All masters of vessels are hereby forewarned from harbouring or carrying off the above mentioned fellow, at their peril.