The Virginia Gazette

January 28, 1768. Number 871. Page 3, Column 3

DECEMBER 10, 1767.

RUN away, last night from the subscriber, four convict servant men, named WILLIAM ALEXANDER, EDWARD WILLIAMS, HENRY JOHNSON, and GEORGE McKEY, all of them Englishmen. Alexander is about 5 feet 10 inches high, of a dark complexion, and much pitted with the smallpox; had on when he went off a blue coat with metal buttons, red scarlet jacket, and red plush breeches; he appears to a stranger at first view to wear a sober face, and talks but little. Williams is about 5 feet 9 inches high, of a fair complexion, wore a light coloured wig, fine hat, with a black riband and metal buckle round the crown, a blue surtout or Newmarket coat, a claret coloured coat and jacket, buckskin breeches, and very bad shoes. Johnson is about the same height with Williams, but a little darker in the complexion; he had on a blue Newmarket coat with a large cape to it, jacket and breeches of the same colour, double breasted, and trimmed with black horn buttons; he has a large scar on his head, talk much, coarse, and hoarse, and is very quarrelsome when drunk. McKey is about 5 feet 3 inches high, of a fair complexion, well looked, and very brisk, lively, and full of spirit; had on a Dutch cap, a small old brown wig, a white duffil jacket with lappels, and a flannel jacket under it, a pair of light coloured everlasting breeches, new shoes, and odd buckles in them. As they have robbed the rest of the servants of sundries, they may change their dress. Whoever apprehends the above servants, and delivers them to Mr. James Anderson at Port Micou, Mr. William Woddrop at Hobb's Hole, or to the subscriber at Fredericksburg, shall receive 5. reward.

Robert Phillips.