Twenty-five dollars reward
--Ranaway on the 6th day of July, inst., my blacksmith, James Patterson
He is about five feet eight inches high, with a large month, very thick lips, very broad, flat nose, and uses the hammer when at work with his left hand.
I purchased him at Louisa Court-House in February, 1861, before which time he had been hired by Mr. James H. Harding
, near the Fairfield Race-Course
, and at one time by Messrs. Clark
, of Richmond
He has a wife at Mr. John Thomas
's, Henrico county
, near the tavern of Wm. Chiles
, on the Chickahominy river
, about whose promises he may be lurking; or he may have gone to Richmond
, where be will attempt to obtain employment.
I will give the above reward for his delivery to me or Mr. Francis T. Isbell
M. A. Hope
jy 12--6td&w Jackson P. O., Louisa co., Va.