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By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation.

--Where is, information has been received by the Executive, that John W. Park, who was contacted in the Jal of Prince William county charged with larceny and John Wood, confined on the charge of murder, broke said jail, and escaped on the night of the 20th inst., and are now going at large; therefore, I do hereby offer a reward of fifty dollars to any person who shall arrest the said John W. Park and deliver him into the jail of the said county of Prince William; and a reward of One Hundred Dollars for such arrest and surrender of John Wood. And I do, moreover, require all officers of this Commonwealth civil and military, and request the people generally to use their best exertions to procure the arrest of the said John W. Park and John Wood, that they may be brought to justice.

Given under my hand as Governor, and under the Seal of the Commonwealth at Richmond, this 28th day of December, in the year 1861. John Letcher.

By the Governor.

George W. Manford,

Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Park is described as about five foot ten inches high, rather park complexion, about twenty-five or twenty eight years of age and slender person.

Wood, about five-feet ten inches high, very stoutly made dark complexion, and about twenty-five years of age.

Both of these are privates in the army of the Confederate States. de 30--tw3w

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