The Virginia Gazette

September 29, 1768. Number 125. Page 3, Column 2

Run away from the subscriber, living in Culpeper the 12th of September, a Negro fellow named WILL, about 25 years of age, 6 feet 6 inches high, and a little bow legged; he is very cunning, and will pretend he is a freeman, as he attempted the same thing about 3 years ago. He had on when he went away, a yellowish colour'd Negro cotton jacket, country linen shirt and breeches, and a pair of new pumps. As he will likely offer himself to some vessel, all masters of ships are cautioned not to take him. Whoever conveys him to me in Culpeper, or to Mr. Joseph Holladay, inspector in Fredericksburg, shall receive TWO POUNDS reward.