Virginia Gazette (Purdie)
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17 January 1777
DESERTED from Trenton, New Jersey, December 4, 1776, JOHN WAGSTAFF, a soldier belonging to capt. Thomas Nelson’s company of regulars of the first Virginia regiment ; he is a stout young lad, about 20 years of age, has light hair, his uniform was blue, turned up with red. The said Wagstaff was enlisted near York town, in Virginia. Whoever takes up the said deserter, and delivers him to capt. Nelson in York town, or the subscriber now with the company in Pennsylvania, shall receive TWELVE DOLLARS reward.
JOHN MOSS, lieutenant.