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‘A Very Remarkable Long Flat Head’
Two Baltimore Runaways

July 25, 1771

The Pennsylvania Gazette


RUN away, on the 13th of this instant July, from the subscriber, living near Swan creek, in Baltimore county, two servants, viz. MOSES CADUGAN, born in Ireland, about 25 or 26 years old, a Shoemaker by trade, much pock marked, and fond of talking;

had on, and took with him, a light coloured broadcloth coat, a blue broadcloth jacket, lappelled, and a spotted flannel one, good cloth breeches, shoes and stockings, and white linen shirts:

He has been in the country about 6 years. [1]

WELDON DUNBAR, a boy about 15 or 16 years old, born in Ireland, a Barber by trade, he has a very remarkable long flat head, and high forehead;

had on, or took with him, check and ozenbrigs shirts, a dark coloured cloth jacket, without sleeves, a superfine red cloth lappelled one, much worn, and a thick fearnought [2] jacket, good leather breeches and ozenbrigs trowsers, good shoes and stockings, and an old felt hat.

Whoever takes up the aforesaid servants, and secures them, so as their master may get them again, shall be entitled to the above reward or FIVE POUNDS for each, if taken out of this county, paid by JOSIAH WILLIAM DALLAM.


1. This men is not listed as a convict or indenture, only as a servant and according to his time in country and the high reward for his recapture, being the same as the newly acquired boy he left with, I suspect that he was living life according to three year servant contracts, had had just entered into this faithful 3rd term of or Service.

2. A heavy woolen overcoat favored by swordsmen for its heavy flared cuffs, lapels and collar, often long enough to absorb slashes to the thigh and knee as well.

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