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July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THE imprudent Behaviour of my Son JESSE HALL, lays me under the painful Necessity of forwarning all Persons from harbouring or concealing him.” Conradt Wolff lamented that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2021

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “James Sloan … hath thought proper to advertise me his Wife for absconding from him.” In the wake of marital discord in the Sloan household, James placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2021

April 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “… till she behaves more like an obedient Wife.” From New England to Georgia, runaway wife advertisements frequently appeared in early American newspapers. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2021

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ranaway … a Negro Man, named Jack.” “Elizabeth, my Wife, hath left my Bed and Board.” Interspersed among the advertisements for consumer goods and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2020

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “My Husband has attempted by an Advertisement to ruin my Character.” Advertisements warning against extending credit to runaway wives were a standard feature in American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2020

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SIMON FRANKS, by an Advertisement … forth that I, MARGARET-JACOB-ENNER FRANKS, his Wife, eloped for him.” On July 10, 1770, Simon Franks placed a short advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jul 2020

April 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mary, Wife of me the Subscriber, has refused my Bed and Board.” In addition to advertisements for “CHOICE INDICO,” printed blanks, the London Coffeehouse...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2020

November 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (November 13, 1769). “My Character of an honest and industrious Woman can be asserted to all who may inquire.” Runaway wife...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2019

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 29, 1769). “I hereby forewarn all Persons against trusting her on my Account.” Newspapers printed in colonial America notably carried relatively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2019

March 5

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 3, 1769). “JUDITH, the Wife of me the Subscriber, hath Eloped from me” In this advertisement in the New...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2019

October 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 7, 1768).“She now has full Liberty to contract any Debts on my Account.” In the summer and fall of 1768, the Wiggin family of Stratham,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Oct 2018

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 2, 1768).“IT is with much Regret I find myself obliged to appear in Print against my Husband.” A week ago the Adverts 250 Project featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2018

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 26, 1768).“Mrs. Sarah Wiggens’s APPEAL … will be in our next.” The August 26, 1768, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette included...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2018

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (December 3, 1767).“I advertise this that the Names may be distinguished and my character not stained.” Weert H. Banta, a carpenter, took out an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2017

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 24, 1767).Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 24, 1767).“I am obliged to take this public Method to forewarn all Persons from trusting her on my...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2017

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 19, 1767).“I will not pay any debts of her contracting.” Four short lines on the final page of advertisements in the August 19, 1767, issue of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2017

January 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (January 15, 1767).“To the PRINTER, WHEREAS a very extraordinary newspaper hath lately appeared in your paper …” Advertisements for “runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jan 2017

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (December 11, 1766).“Philip Coleman peddler, my husband; for some time past has eloped from me.” Many colonists experienced geographic mobility...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2016

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Maryland Gazette (August 28, 1766).“In your Paper of the 15th ult. I Advertised a Conditional SALE of my Houshold Furniture, &c.” John Evitts packed so much into his open...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2016

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 27, 1766).“Eloped from me Frances Doyne of Pembrook, my Wife Jerusha Doyne.” Frances Doyne was an anxious and disgruntled patriarch. Advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2016

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