The Virginia Gazette

May 2, 1766. Number 780. Page 3, Column 1

To be SOLD at Fredericksburg Fair, in June next,

A TRACT of LAND, containing about 3500 acres. It lies on both sides of the northermost branch of Matapony river, about 10 miles from Fredericksburg, about 1500 acres on the south side, and about 2000 on the north; and I propose selling it in 4 lots, either privately or publickly. I shall be up some days before the fair, and will show the land to any that desire it; or William Ellis will do the same, who lives on it. I expect part paid down, and credit will be given for the rest, as shall be agreed upon, the purchasers giving bond and security, and paying interest from December next.

John Smith.