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‘Very Little Hair upon his Head’
22 Years and Worth only 40 Shillings

September 15, 1768

The Pennsylvania Gazette

RUN away from his Bail, JOHN BURK, a young Man, about 22 Years of Age, born in the Country of Gallway, in Ireland, is about 5 Feet 7 Inches high, smooth faced, and a little freckled, of a slender Stature, with very little Hair upon his Head.

Had on, when last seen, an old white Flannel Waistcoat, a Check Shirt, old blue Breeches, and a small round Hat, with a Piece cut of one Side of it; and, it is supposed, went for New York Yesterday Morning.

Whoever apprehends said BURK, and secures him in any of his Majesty Goals, shall be paid a Reward of Forty Shillings, [1] and reasonable Charges, [2] by JOHN TAYLOR.


1. 40 days pay

2. That means expenses will be haggled over

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