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Five hundred dollars reward.

--Ran away from Mr. Joseph G. Winston, residing near liberty, in Bedford county, Va, on the night of the inst., two slaves, named Jim and Ellen John nearly black, 22 years of age, of medium height and square, is smart and brisk in his movement and polite, having been accustomed to waiting a officers in the army and management of horses, in is also a good hand on a farm, Ellen is 24 or 25 year of age, of bright brown color, well formed, but is in stature, full bead of hair, good set of teeth in has been accustomed to washing and ironing, and waiting on ladies. These slaves were purchased by me from Mr. John Taliaferro, near Orange Va., where they were raised, and may be attempting to get back in that direction, or are trying make their escape to the lines of the Yankees some ether direction. I will give the above reward of $500 for both, or $253 for either of them, if confined in any jail in the State, so that I get them, a delivered in this city to Lee & Bowman, or is in P. Winston, near Liberty, in Benford county, it where the above reward will be paid by Mr. Winston, or if here by me.

Wm Winston Jones. ap 25--6t*

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