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Five hundred dollars reward.

--Ran away from McJoseph P Wilton, residing near Liberty, in Bedford county, Va., on the night if the 21st inst., two slaves, named Jon and Ellen nearly black, 22 years of age, of medium height and spare, is smart and brisk in his movement and polite, having been accustomed to waiting a officers in the army and management of horses, and is also a good hand on a farm, Ellen, is 24 or 25 years of age on bright brown color, well formed, but for in stature, full bead of hair, good set of teeth and has been accustomed to washing and ironing, and waiting on ladies. These slaves were purchases by me from Mr. John Taliaferro, near Orange C. H. 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 either direction. I will give the above reward of $500 for both, or $250 for either of them, if on fined in any jail in the Lee & Bowman, or to Ja. P. Winston, near Liberty, in Beaford county, Va., where the above reward will be paid by Mr. Winston, or if here by me.

Wm Winston Jonet ap 25--6t*

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