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'A Taylor by Trade'
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September 20, 1764

The Pennsylvania Gazette

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Market street, Philadelphia, an indented Servant Man, named William Long, about 21 Years of Age, 5 Feet 5 Inches high, born in the North

of Ireland, a Taylor by Trade, is of a pale Complexion, has brown curled Hair, and a remarkable Lump over his left Eye; [1]

had on, when he went away, a brown Broadcloth Coat, with yellow Metal Buttons, a brown Allopeen Jacket, without Sleeves, full trimmed, with Whitemetal Buttons, both Coat and Jacket lined with white Shaloon, a Pair of blue Broadcloth Breeches, two Pair of Stockings, one Thread, and the other Worsted, two Shirts, the one white, the other Check, two Pair of Pumps, one of which new, the other somewhat worn, large yellow Buckles, and a turned Beaver Hat.

Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so that his Master may have him again, shall have Four Dollars Reward, paid by JOHN ELLICK.


1. The most common cause, then and now, for a lump over the left eye is to be stricken by another human from the front with a blunt object, which is, 19 of 20 times, wielded in the right hand.

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

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