Sixty dollars reward.
--Left my pits at Dover
, 17 miles from Richmond
, on the James River
and Kanawha Canal, six negro men--William, John, Manuel
, Sam, Harry, and Jacob--William is supposed to be with our army, probably as a cook, having acted in that capacity in some of the camps near Richmond
; has his right eye badly burnt, and is 17 or 18 years old. John and Manuel
were hired from Mr. Blackwell
, a refugee from Fauquier county
, who has the balance of his negroes near Columbia
or Palmyra, Fluvanna county
, where I think these two negroes are lurking.
Sam, Harry, and Jacob, I suppose, are in the neighborhood of Mr. Henry Satterwhite
's, Hanover county
, of whom two of them were hired.
I will pay $10 for the delivery of any of these negroes to me at my pits, or to J. F. Cottrell
, on the Basin, Richmond
, and I think it probable that the owners of these negroes would give a much larger reward than I have offered if placed where they could get them.
[se 15--3t*] John W. Cottrell