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October 25, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County: Runaway Apprentices

New Store Historic Marker.

In 1836, an unusual advertisement for runaway indentured apprentices was printed in the Lynchburg Virginian. It read as follows:


RAN AWAY from the subscriber, sometime in July, two indented apprentices, to wit: Littleberry Farmer, Jr., & Robert Farmer, two brothers who have about three more years to serve. They were bound to me to learn the Tailor’s trade. I hereby forewarn all persons from employing the said apprentices in any manner, as they left me without any cause, and I will give up one cent [sic] reward for each of them, to any person who will deliver them to me at this place.


New Store, Buckingham, Sept. 5

Who would bother to return the boys in for a one cent reward?

For much more about New Store in Buckingham County, search the archives at Slate River Ramblings.

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