W A N T E D
Dunlap’s Maryland Gazette; or, the Baltimore General Advertiser
October 17, 1775 – July 28th, 1775.
FIVE POUNDS REWARD
R A N A W A Y last night from the subscriber living near the Northampton, Iron Work, Baltimore County, Maryland. A convict servant man, an Englishman, named Thomas Hardy. About five feet eight or nine inches high, grey eyes, short grey hair, about fifty-two years old, limps in his walk; he has a small hole in one of his lips, lost most of his teeth, talks in the North Country dialect; Had on and took with him, a white country cloth jacket, country row linen trowsers, good English shoes, two oznabrig shirts, old felt hat; he may have other cloths. Whoever takes up the said servant and secures him so as his Master gets him again, shall have 20 Shillings if 10 miles from home, 30 Shillings if 20 miles, 40 Shillings if 30 miles, 3 Pounds if 50 miles and above reward if one hundred from home, and reasonable charges if brought home, paid by: John Robert Holliday.
* Replicated from Voyagers to the West (A Passage In The Peopling of America On The Eve of the Revolution—Bernard Bailyn)