1793.030: Reward Offered for Information on an Arson Fire.

Published: 1793

Full Title: Ten dollars. The above reward will be given to anyone who, within thirty days from this time, shall give certain information of the person or persons who lately set fire to that part of the Blue Ridge which was the property of the late George William Fairfax. It is not only the duty, but the interest of the tenants upon the said land, to assist in detecting those unprincipled men, who, regardless of every moral and sacred obligation, are continually wasting and destroying the timber, either by burning or cutting, as it is only by care and attention, in preserving the land and timber, that any of them can expect favours at a future day. Mr. Battaille Muse is directed to make strict enquiry, and to use every means of bringing to justice every offender, and a particular attention on his part is required. ... Ferdinando Fairfax. Shannon-Hall, Berkeley County, [blank] 1793.

Author: Fairfax, Ferdinando (1766-1820).

Place Issued: Winchester

Issuing Press: Richard Bowen

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 20 cm. x 17 cm. (broadside).


Copy recorded by both Bristol and Hummel could not be found during original filming done by the Early American Imprints Series; subsequently, a copy acquired by the Library Company of Philadelphia from the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints was filmed. Fairfax later attempted to publish a weekly newspaper at Charlestown, and then backed the ensuing effort of Richard Williams to do so in 1808 (The Farmers' Repository).

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