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He placed an advertisement in the Virginia Gazette, September 22, 1768, p. 2:

"Whereas my wife Agnes has eloped from my bed, and robbed me of things of considerable value, and I expect will endeavor to run me in debt, I therefore forewarn all persons from dealing with her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting.

William Clay"

To read more about William Mitchell Clay, see the Clay Genealogy Report