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Virginia Gazette

Description: Reward for Runaways: Dobby, Good, Jones

Date: June 16 1768

Newspaper published in: Williamsburg, VA

Reward for Runaways: Dobby, Good, Jones

Ran away from the subscribers, living on Seneca, in Frederick County, Maryland, the three following convicted servant men, viz:

James Dobby, about 40 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high; had on and took with him, two cotton and one broadcloth waistcoats, a pair of old cotton breeches, black yarn stockings, Oznabrigs shirts, country made shoes, and a new felt hat. He is a shy, artful fellow, and very talkative; has black hair tied behind, a very large beard, and somewhat grey, he is also pitted with the small pox, and is a sailor.

Thomas Good, by trade a miller, a lusty well looking fellow, about 35 years of age, of a dark complexion, about 5 feet 9 inches high, born in the north of England; had on and took with him a Russia drab frock and breeches, old cotton jacket, white broadcloth jacket, white yarn and grey worsted stockings, Oznabrigs shirts, and white shirts, country made shoes with strings, also a grey cut wig. It is supposed they have forged a pass.

Thomas Jones, about 5 feet 7 inches high, about 20 years of age, of a pale complexion, and of a down look, wears short brown hair; had on when he went away, an old green half thick jacket and breeches, an Oznabrigs shirt, old felt hat, a pair of country made shoes, &c.

Whoever takes up the said servants, and delivers them to their masters, shall receive ten pounds current money reward, or in proportion for either, paid by Charles G. Griffith. Henry Griffith, Jun.

Submitted: 10/22/14 (Edited 03/20/17)

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