The Virginia Gazette

May 9, 1766. Number 781. Page 3, Column 3, No. 2

To be SOLD to the highest bidder at Fredericksburg Fair, in June next,

EIGHTEEN hundred and forty acres of LAND, part of a tract called Brookesby, in Orange county; the same has been particularly described by former advertisements, but nevertheless still remains unsold. Whether the want of curiosity in any person to examine its quality, or a too great plenty of land to be had in other situations, has been the means thereof, the subscriber Brooke will not pretend to say; but this he will say, that he has made several perambulations through the whole, and that upon his word and honour he believes the said 1840 acres to be mistress of so many good qualities that a person with a family might live healthfully, and by good management of 6, 10, or 15 good slaves, profitably.

John Rowzie,
Robert Brooke, Executors of W. Brooke.