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‘A Great Chewer of Tobacco’
Bad Man, John Duell on the Run with an Irish Lad

The wording of this document does indicate that Goals were maintained in the colonies in the name of the British King, and that the primary subject, John Duell was bought from a gaoler after having committed some unspecified crime. Based on the description of these men, those who trafficked in their capture must have been formidable in nature and well armed.

September 2, 1762

The Pennsylvania Gazette

RUN away, on the 17th of last Month, from James Colgan, of the Town of Dover, in Kent County, on Delaware, two Servant Men,

the one named John Duell, born in Maryland, 26 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, fair Complexion, wears a Cap; his Apparel is uncertain, as he took several Changes along with him, particularly a Scarlet Jacket, lined with white Flannel, dark striped Holland Trowsers, and an old blue Great Coat. He is a great chewer of tobacco .

Whoever secures the said Duell in any of His Majesty Goals in North America, so as his Master may have him again, shall have Five Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, as his said Master has entered Bail in a Sum of Money on his (the said Duell) account.

—- The other named John McQue, born in Ireland, about 22 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, Pock marked, wears long black Hair, not tied:

Had on when he went away, A blue Cloth Coat, half worn, a Crimson cut Velvet Jacket, with small high Crown Silver Buttons, blue Saggathy Breeches, [1] without Lining, and black ribbed Stockings. He is very much given to Liquor, chewing Tobacco, and quarrelsome.

Whoever secures said McQue, shall receive Four Pounds Reward, or Nine Pounds for apprehending both said Runaways, paid by JAMES COLGAN.


1. Sagathy definition

Definition of sagathy. plural.: a fine twilled worsted fabric similar to serge used especially formerly for clothing and curtains.



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1. a twilled worsted or woolen fabric used especially for clothing.

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

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