Three hundred Dollars reward
--Ran away on the 6th March, my negro man John.
He is 25 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, very stout built, has a round face, high forehead, full head of hair, and of good countenance, very black, and is a blacksmith; had on when he left jeans pantaloons, blue jacket, and a pair of boots; he was raised in Powhatan county
by Philip St George Cocke
I purchased him of John R Sedgwick
in December last.
I will give the above reward for him if delivered to Bowman
, Va. or to at Va. He is supposed to be making his way to the county of Powhatan