The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: April 19

WILLIAMSBURG, April 19, 1770.
L.2 Reward. Run away from Westover, on Sunday last, a very likely Negro man named EDOM, of middle size, about 25 years old, by trade a bricklayer. It is supposed he will go into King William county. I will give the above reward to whoever delivers him to me at Westover, or to Mr. David Pattison, at the falls of James river. W. BYRD. March 26, 1770.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) April 19, 1770

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Two pounds are offered by William Byrd of Westover on the James River. He expects that Edom will flee north to King William County, so perhaps Edom had family connections in King William.

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