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By the Governor of Virginia

--A Proclamation.--Information having been received by the Executive that Pleasant, a slave, the property of The oderick Carter, Sr, who was confined in the jail of Appomattox county, under sentence of death for the murder of Wm V Motley, has made his escape from the said jail and is now going at large. Therefore, I do hereby offer a reward of two hundred dollars to any person or persons who shall arrest the said slave Pleasant and deliver him into the jail of said county of Appomattox; and I do moreover require all officers of this commonwealth, civil and military, and request the people generally, to use their best exertions to procure the arrest of the said Pleasant, that he may be brought to justice.

Given under my hand as Governor, and under the Lesser Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 15th day of January, in the year 1864.

Wm Smith.
By the Governor
Geo W Munford,
Sec'y of the Commonwealth.

Pleasant is a dark mulatto, about 30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, and heavy built.

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