The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: September 25

WILLIAMSBURG, September 25, 1776.
Mr. James Parsons of Alexandria is hereby informed, that his servant man ANDREW KELLY, advertised to be run away in the last Gazette, was put into my custody last Sunday evening, and is now ready to be delivered to him, on paying charges. PETER PELHAM, K.P.J.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) October 4, 1776

About this entry:

In the newspaper of September 20, Parsons advertised a reward of $6 for the capture of Kelly, an indentured Irish brickmaker. Peter Pelham, Williamsburg jailer, church organist, and father of a large family, contacted Mr. Parsons by way of the newspaper.

Sources: VA GAZ 9/20/76

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