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Search Results for "Runaway Apprentice"

Your search for posts with tags containing Runaway Apprentice found 10 posts

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Still believing the former Piece to be more agreeable to Truth than the latter.” When Joseph Symonds, Joseph Hobbs, and Joseph Hobbs, Jr., placed an advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2020

August 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHEREAS Addison Richardson has advertised me as a Runaway.” When Addison Richardson advertised Samuel Hobbs as a runaway apprentice in the Essex Gazette in the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Aug 2020

August 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Addison Richardson hath advertised me as a Runaway.” Eighteenth-century newspapers carried advertisements for all sorts of “runaways.”  Those runaways...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2020

March 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “His past Offences will be forgiven.” Charles Crouch, the printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal, generated significant revenue from publishing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2020

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ran away last Wednesday … an Apprentice Boy.” The format and placement of Benjamin Mackay’s advertisement suggests that it was a late addition to the new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2020

December 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … an Apprentice Lad.” In December 1769, David Smith turned to the Providence Gazette when his apprentice, Eliazer Peck, “a Shoemaker by Trade,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2019

August 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 11, 1768).“John Sloan, my Apprentice, has lately misbehaved.” Advertisements for unfree laborers who ran away – indentured servants, slaves,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Aug 2018

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 9, 1767).“My apprentice Patrick Nihell will make his escape.” Throughout the eighteenth century, runaway advertisements were one of the most...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 2017

June

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 20, 1766).“RUN away … an apprentice boy named RAINES TUCKER.” It was easy to spot the advertisements for runaway slaves in the Virginia Gazette....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2016

May 31

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Third page of Rind’s Virginia Gazette (May 30, 1766).Two weeks the Adverts 250 Project featured the entire first issue of Rind’s Virginia Gazette in order to examine the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 May 2016

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