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‘A Servant Boy’
Patrick Roach


November 22, 1753

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Philadelphia, Nov. 22, 1753.

RUN away from the subscribers, on Monday the 19th inst. A servant boy, named Patrick Roach, about 18 years of age, a short thick fellow:

Had on when he went away, Blue jacket and breeches, yarn stockings, old shoes, too big for him, and coarse yarn cap; he of a pale complexion, and has a down look.

Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him, so as his masters may have him again, shall have Twenty Shillings reward, paid by Josiah and Carpenter.

P.S. He came in this spring from Ireland, in the snow [1]

Dispatch, Capt. Haney.

Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_(ship)

A ship similar to a brig, but with a small latten mast attached to the back of the main mast. The Dispatch ship would have been a mail and parcel currier not a freighter.

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