One hundred and seventy-five dollars reward.
--Escaped from our Furnaces, in Botetourt
and Alleghany counties
, the following-named Convicts:
John Lester, sentenced July 28, 1862, from Chesterfield, black complexion, black hair and eyes, about 6 feet high, white spot on upper lip, scar on right shoulder, several little scars on right hand, and one on the left.
- 2. Wm. Boone, free, sentenced in Southampton Nov. 18th, 1855, at the age of 24, brown complexion, black hair and eyes, and 5 feet six inches in height.
- 3. Mat Young, sentenced in city of Richmond May 16th, 1859, at the age of 23, mulatto, black hair and eyes, about 5 feet 5½ inches high, one scar on left arm, just above elbow, and two scars on right arm just above elbow, one of which is produced by vaccination, and two scars on left leg just below the knee, and one scar on right leg.
Manuel Taylor, free, sentenced from Lynchburg, April 1, 1862, age 26, black complexion, black hair and eyes, about 5 feet 3 inches high, one scar on calf of left leg, also two small scars on left leg, also one small scar on forehead, and one over left eye, above the outer corner.
Wyatt Johnson, free, sentenced from Lynchburg November 16th, 1862, for grand larceny, for two years, is 22 years old, black complexion, hair and eyes, 5 feet 6¾ inches high; was born in Sussex Co., Va., has one small scar over the left eye, and one on the right arm, between the wrist and elbow, and the point of the left-hand thumb cut off.
Allen Gowen, free, sentenced from Pittsylvania Nov. 20, 1862, for grand larceny, for three years, is 40 years old, black complexion, hair and eyes; was born in Halifax county, Va., is 5 feet 7¾ inches high, has one scar on the outside of the right leg, just below the knee, and one on the outside of the left leg, half way between the ankle and knee, and one on the right side of the head, about four inches above the ear.
William (Talbot) Transport, when condemned the property of Talbott & Bro, sentenced from Chesterfield county Dec. 12, 1862, black complexion, hair and eyes; is 31 years old, 5 feet 5¼ inches high; has a small scar on the left cheek, near the corner of the mouth, one on the right wrist, about four inches above the wrist bone, and one tooth near the right corner of the mouth out.
The above reward will be paid for the capture and delivery of the above-described convicts, or their lodgment in some jail, or a proportion of the amount will be paid for each.