July 9, 1861
Mr. M. M. Hedrick,
agent of the Virginia Sewing Machine Company, offers a reward of $500 for the
capture “of the stand of colors presented by the Wheeler & Wilson Sewing
Machine Company to the notorious Sepoy Regiment of New York vagabonds.” Here is a chance for some of our brave boys
in Virginia. The offer is made in good faith.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]