In The Words of Others…

Virginia Gazette
(Parks), Williamsburg,
November 14 to November 21, 1745

Geography of Slavery.

RAN away, about the First Day of June last, from the Subscriber, living on Chickahominy River, James-City County, a Negro Man, short and well-set, aged between 30 and 40 Years, but looks younger, having no Beard, is smooth-fac’d, and has some Scars on his Temples, being the Marks of his Country; talks pretty good English; is a cunning, subtile Fellow, and pretends to be a DOCTOR. It is likely, as he has a great Acquaintance, he may have procur’d a false Pass. Whoever brings him to me, at my House aforesaid, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides what the Law allows.

Michael Sherman.

NPS Ethnography Program