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June 1791: Hark escapes from Kent County, Maryland

Run away from the subscriber, living in Ken County, and State of Maryland, on Sunday the 27th May last, a Negro man, named Hark; about 40 years of age, about five feet nine inches high, has a scar over one of his eye-brows, and when talking, hangs his head on one side, and looks up--had on and took with him the following cloaths, viz. a fearnought coat, a black and white kersey coat, cut round, a white kersey jacket and breeches, two pair of yarn stockings, the one pair lately footed and the other not, two osnaburgh shirts, each pieced on one side, two pair of tow-linen trowsers, one pair patched with new tow-linen down the fore parts, and an old felt hat.

Whoever takes up said Negro, if out of this State, and secures him in gaol, shall receive fourteen dollars reward--and if taken within this State, and secured aforesaid, shall receive eight dollars reward; and if brought home, reasonable expences will be paid by
Peregrine Letherbury,
Chester-Town; June 4, 1791.

Source: Gazette of the United States (Philadelphia), Saturday, 9 June 1792.

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