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‘A Short Thick Chunky Girl’
Catherine Preden

September 29, 1757

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Newport, New Castle County, September 24, 1757.

RUN away on Friday Night, the 23d Instant, from the Subscriber, a Servant Girl, named Catherine Preden, lately come from Ireland; she is a short thick chunky Girl, and had on when she went away, a striped Calicoe Gown, with Shells between the Stripes; also a striped Linen Gown, and a Linsey Petticoat, striped yellow and black, and a brown Linsey [1] Ditto, [2] white Yarn Stockings, and old Shoes, without Buckles.

Whoever takes up said Girl, and brings her to her Master, or secures her in any Gaol, and sends Notice thereof, shall have Twenty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by me JAMES BROOM.


1. A rough woolen and/or linen weave

2. Possibly the precursor, sack-based garment that would become the fashionable men’s suit of 100 years later.

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