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‘Full Faced, and Fresh Coloured’
Thomas Linch, A Non-Indented Servant Man [1]

January 11, 1770

The Pennsylvania Gazette


RUN away, the first of this instant January, from the subscriber, in Montgomery township, Philadelphia county, a servant man, named THOMAS LINCH, who arrived from Ireland about three months ago, is between 19 and 20 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches high, well set, brown curled hair, full faced, and fresh coloured;

had on, a felt hat, good blue cloth coat, turned collar, mohair buttons, a cloth jacket, the fore part brown, and mended, the back part of a different colour, with a strip of white down the back, homespun shirt, good buckskin breeches, with brass buttons, and strings to the knees, two pair of yarn stockings, one blue and white, the other a light brown, neats leather shoes, [2] and steel buckles.

Whoever takes up the said servant, and brings him home, or secures him in any goal, so that his master may have him again, shall receive the above reward. EVAN JONES.


1. Non indented servants were generally folks auctioned off to pay debts at county courts under the British system up through 1776.

2. Neats foot oil is still used by some boxing coaches to maintain sparring gloves and headgear made of leather.

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

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