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‘Very Thick Legs’
Another Irish Lad

May 6, 1762

The Pennsylvania Gazette

RUN away from Joseph Darlinton, Tanner, living in West Nantmell, Chester County, an Apprentice Lad, named Robert Brabner, born in Ireland, about 19 Years of Age, 5 Feet 7 Inches high, well set, fat faced, with strait brown Hair, cut on the Crown, pretty talkative, and has very thick Legs.

Had on, and took with him, when he went away, a light coloured Broadcloth Jacket, and a brown Worsted Ditto, without Sleeves, two Linen Shirts, a Pair of Check Trowsers, Thread Stockings, a new Felt Hat, Calfskin Pumps, with Brass Buckles.

Whoever takes up said Apprentice, and secures him in any Goal, so that his Master may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JOSEPH DARLINTON.

Stillbirth of a Nation: Caucasian Slavery in Plantation America: Part One

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