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‘A Lusty Fat Woman’
Who Somehow Got Away from ‘Her Master’ Who Would ‘Have Her Again’

September 23, 1762

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Christiana Bridge, Sept. 8, 1762.

RUN away from the Subscriber, living at Christiana Bridge, New Castle County, on the 2d Instant, a Servant Woman, named Margaret Bennett, a lusty fat Woman, full faced, long visaged, heavy browed, remarkable for large Legs;

had on when she went away, a brown Stuff Gown, a striped Linen Bed gown, two Petticoats, the one yellow Shaloon, [1] and the other red Cloth Serge, a Check Apron. a Pair of new Shoes, and black Yarn Stockings:

She came from Ireland with Capt. Miller, in the Ship Phoenix, from Londonderry.

Whoever takes up and secures the said Servant in any Goal, so that her Master may have her again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN READ, or ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY.


1. Shalloon is an expensive wool fabric used for lining clothes

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

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