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Advertisement for Two Run-Away Servants (24 July 1769)

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An advertisement for a run-away servant illustrating the very real constraints on their freedom, and the seriousness of their masters in apprehending their indentured laborers.

Copyright 2002 by the American Antiquarian Society and NewsBank, inc. All Rights Reserved.

Philadelphia, July 24, 1769. Eight Dollars Reward.RUN-AWAY Last Sunday Night, Two Servant Boys, from the Subscribers, living in Philadelphia; THE one named WILLIAM QUIRK, (alias M'Quirk) of a small Visage, smooth Face, light coloured Hair, which he commonly ties with a String: Had with him when he went away, a bearskin Jacket, a black shagg Ditto, in the fore Parts, a fine white Shirt, a Check Ditto, a blue Worsted Plush Pair of Breeches, a Pair of Thread Stockings, and a Pair of ribb'd Yarn Ditto. The other named JOHN DYLLYWY, a pale fac's Fellow, pitted with the Small-Pox, his Head lately shaved, and wears a Whig: Had with him when he went away, a blue Jacket, a striped Ditto without Sleeves, a coarse white Shirt, a Pair of blue and white striped Breeches, and a Pair of coarse Trowsers. Whoever secures the said Servants, so that their Masters may have them again, shall have the above Reward, or THIRTY SHILLINGS for either of them, and all reasonable Charges, paid byPETER SUTTER and DAVID CUMING.N.B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry them off at their Peril. They lately arrived from Waterford, in the Brig Swallow, James Bruce, Master.


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