Friday, November 7, 2014

Friend of Friends Friday: Ranaway from Subscriber (Jesse)

American and Commercial Daily (Baltimore, MD)
August 30, 1814

Thirty Dollars Reward.

Ranaway from the subscriber living on Cedar Run, Prince William county, Virginia, on the 18th inst. a mulatto fellow named JESSE.  He frequently attaches Murphy to his name -- he is about 5 feet 4 inches high; about 31 or 32 years of age -- has been brought up a house servant, and is a good waiter and ostler; he also understands the farming business -- he is very dressy, and a cunning, artful fellow, and will endeavor to pass as a free man.  Part of his dress is a country cloth jacket and breeches, a blue and brown cloth coat, a castar hat, laced shoes, with country stockings.

I will give the above reward with all reasonable charges to any person who will bring him home, or lodge him in a gaol so that I get him again, leaving information with Mr. Jas. Brundige, Baltimore, or to Mr. Geo. Sweeny, Washington City.

George Sweeny
July 21

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