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‘Old Clumsy Shoes’
A Scotch-Irish Wench Runs Away

January 25, 1759

The Pennsylvania Gazette

RUN away on Sunday, the 21st Instant, from the Subscriber, in Passyunk Township, on a Plantation of Mr. Joseph Sim, an Irish Servant Girl, named Martha Steward, about 18 years of Age, has a full Face, low Forehead, a double Chin, and black Hair;

Had on when she went away, an old black Bonnet, a dark brown short Cloak, a yellow Linsey Gown, half worn, a blue quilted Petticoat, an under blue and white striped Linsey Ditto, old clumsy Shoes, with black Tape Strings, with several Holes tore in the Straps by tying the Strings.

She came from Antrim, in the North of Ireland, and talks much in the Scotch Manner.

Whoever secures said Girl, so as her Master may have again, shall receive, if taken in this County, Twenty Shillings, or in any other County, Forty Shillings this Currency, and reasonable Charges, from JEFFERY HODNETT. Jan. 23. 1759

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