WILLIAMSBURG, May 5, 1777.
I intend to leave the Country immediately. JOSHUA HARDCASTLE
Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) May 16, 1777
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On September 5, 1775, Joshua Hardcastle was dragged from his lodging to Benjamin Waller's woods. There he underwent a mock court martial that threatened to give him a "coat of thickset." On September 9, he published his intent to leave Virginia "soon." Almost two years later he is still in Virginia. It is not know whether he ever left.