The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: February 19

WILLIAMSBURG, February 19, 1779.
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. LOST out of the subscribers shop, while in Williamsburg, some time in the fall 1777, a gold horizontal watch, made by King. London, No. 193, with a coat of arms engraved upon the outside case. Whoever delivers the said watch to the subscriber, or gives such information so as it may be recovered, shall be entitled to the above reward, and no questions asked. JAMES GEDDY.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Nicolson) February 19, 1779

Language notes:

A "horizontal watch" has a horizontal escapement or set of parts (escape wheel, lever, roller) which converts the rotary motion of the train into to-and-fro motion (the balance).

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