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Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) - December 21, 1849 - Mr. Gerard Mason, living near Colchester, Prince William county, was killed on yesterday by one of his servant women. It appears Mr. M. had been from home, and returned under the influence of liquor. He became offended with something the woman had done, and threatened to kill her with an axe; she warded off the blow, and wresting the axe from him, struck the blow that killed him. The poor negro made no effort to escape.
Alexandria Gazette - February 9, 1850 - NEGROES FOR SALE - I will offer for sale on the 14th inst., at Woodbridge, near Occoquan, Prince William Co. Va., seventeen likely young negroes. Terms Cash. - Richard Atkinson, Administrator of Gerard Mason, dec'd., Prince William County, feb. 9 - eots
Alexandria Gazette - January 19, 1850 - NEGROES FOR SALE - I will offer for sale, to the highest bidder, on the first Monday in February next, in Brentsville, before the front door of the Court House, for cash, two Negro Men belonging to the estate of Gerard Mason, dec'd. - Richard Atkinson, Adm'r of Gerard Mason, dec'd, Prince William Co., jan 7 - eots
Alexandria Gazette - September 20, 1823 - Twenty Dollars Reward. Ran Away from the subscriber, livingin Prince William County, Va. on the 15th instant, a negro man named BILL, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, between 20 and 25 years of age, one of his hands has been much burnt when a child, which prevents him from opening it. His clothing consisted of country cloth much worn. i will give the above reward for apprehending and securing said fellow so that I get him again, and reasonable charges if brought home. Masters of vessels and others, are cautioned against carrying him off. Gerard Mason, Sept. 18.
Alexandria Gazette - January 4, 1823 - RANAWAY from the subscriber on Sunday, the 3d of November, a black man named WILL, about five feet 7 or 8 inches high, between 40 and 45 years of age, had on when he went away a white round-about and black trowsers of trilled country coth. He has lost two of his front teeth, has a down look when spoken to, and a scar on his nose. He lived a few years ago with mr. Wm. McCarty, in Loudoun county. I will give the above Reward for securing said Negro in any jail and all reasonable charges paid if brought home. Gerard Mason. Prince William County, (Va) dec 21