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Your search for posts with tags containing Runaway Servant found 11 posts

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A servant, that from Ireland came, / Catherine Waterson her name.” Advertisements concerning runaway indentured servants as well as advertisements concerning runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2019

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHEREAS by an Advertisement in the Philadelphia Papers …” Did colonists read all of those advertisements that appeared in the pages of early American newspapers?...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2019

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (June 22, 1769). “BETWEEN the sixth and seventh day, / MARY NOWLAND ran away.” Advertisements for runaway servants and slaves regularly appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2019

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 3, 1769). “LAST Wednesday morn, at break of day, / From Philadelphia run away, / An Irish man, nam’d John M‘Keoghn, / To fraud and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2019

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (October 24, 1768).“IN seventeen hundred and sixty-eight, / Of a runaway servant I’ll relate.” A curious advertisement appeared in the October...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2018

August 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (August 8, 1768).“RUN away … a Welch Servant Man, named WILLIAM WALTERS.” John Gifford was not happy when “a Welch...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Aug 2018

July 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (July 25, 1768).“RUN-AWAY.” When Ephraim Smith, “an assigned Servant,” ran away from Dr. Eliot Rawson of Middletown in the summer of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jul 2018

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle Extraordinary (November 11, 1767).“She is a new Vessel, has excellent Accommodations for Passengers.” The various commodities marketed in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2017

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (December 20, 1766).“RUN away from their Master in New-York, two indented Servants.” Alexander M’Cullugh was not happy when...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2016

October 8

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 8, 1766).“WENT AWAY from the subscriber about a week ago, AN INDENTED IRISH SERVANT MAN.” This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2016

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 6, 1766).“Whoever secures my servants and Negro … shall, besides the reward allowed by law, be paid any reasonable satisfaction.” John Mercer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2016

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