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‘Much Given to Drink’
Robert Batterby Has Run Away from the Two ‘Masters’ Who Own Him In Partnership

December 17, 1767

The Pennsylvania Gazette


RUN away, the second of this instant December, at night, from the subscriber, living in Lampeter township, Lancaster county, a servant man, named ROBERT BATERBY, a weaver by trade, born in Ireland, about 19 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, of a brown complexion, chunky made, and short brown hair;

had on, when he ran away, a light coloured napt coat, lined with white flannel, with dark hair buttons, a snuff coloured broadcloth jacket buckskin breeches, blue milled stockings, good shoes, with brass buckles, and new wool hat;

he served part of his time with Robert Clinch, as an hostler, in said county;

is much given to drink.

Whoever takes up and secures said servant, so that his master may have him again, shall have the above reward, paid by us. JOHN RAMSAY or ISAAC LEMEN.

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

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