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‘A Native of Ireland’
An Indented Servant Man

November 14, 1771

The Pennsylvania Gazette

RUN away, on the 23d of July last, from the subscriber, living in Cumberland county, Letterkenny township, an indented servant man, named MARTIN McKINNEY, but probably may change his name, he is a native of Ireland, and talks much with the brogue, about 25 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, slim built, tawny complexion, dark brown hair;

had on, and took with him, an old grey sailor jacket, an old fur hat, pieced in the crown, 3 shirts, one about a 9, another about a 7, and the other about a 600 linen, two pair of coarse trowsers, one pair old, the other new, a pair of new shoes, with metal buckles, a pair of black yarn stockings, ribbed;

he also took a sickle with him, marked ION. [1]

Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him in any goal, so that his master may get him again, shall have THREE POUNDS, reward, paid by November 8, 1771. ROBERT McCONNEL.


1. Sickles were commonly stolen by runaway blacks in Carolina and used as swords by those intent on living as maroons.

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