The Virginia Gazette

November 1, 1770. Number 1015. Page 2, Column 3

RUN away from the subscriber in Fredericksburg, on the 6th of last month, an indented English servant man named John Fletcher, by trade a tanner. He is about 25 years of age, 6 feet high, has short brown hair, and on his left leg there is a large sore, which smells badly. He had on a light coloured frieze coat with broad white metal buttons, a blue frieze jacket, a check shirt, osnabrug trousers, with buckskin breeches under them, a felt hat, and a pair of country made shoes, almost new, with pewter buckles in them. He is fond of liquor, and of card playing. Whoever conveys the said servant to me shall have 3 reward, and if secured in any jail 40s. with reasonable charges.

WILLIAM HOUSTON.