The Virginia Gazette

December 12, 1771. Number 1063. Page 3, 3

STOLEN, or STRAYED about the Middle of November, from Colonel John Thornton's, near Conway's Warehouse, in Caroline, two very likely bay HORSES; one of them is about fifteen Hands high, and the other about fourteen and a Half, with Stars in the Foreheads, and Switch Tails; the smallest One is branded on the near Buttock with an O, the other not branded at all, but has several Saddle Spots, is a brighter bay than the other, and his near fore leg appear to have been broken. Whoever will bring the said Horses to Colonel John Thornton, or to Mr. James Maury, Merchant, in Fredericksburg, shall have FORTY SHILLINGS Reward for each.