WILLIAMSBURG, March 17, 1774.
In the night of the 15th of this instant, March, was broke open, my SHOP in Williamsburg, and stolen therefrom, nineteen or twenty pair of mens SHOES. Whoever will give me intelligence, so that I may get them again, shall receive a reward of FORTY SHILLINGS. GEORGE WILSON.
Virginia Gazette (Rind) March 17, 1774
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The location of George Wilson's shop is unknown. The quantity of shoes stolen and the amount of the reward offered is an indication that he was a successful shoemaker.