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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    April 11, 1754 The Pennsylvania Gazette Philadelphia, April 5, 1754. RUN away, last night, from Wallace and Bryan, on Market street wharff, a north Ireland
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      April 11, 1754
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, April 5, 1754.
      RUN away, last night, from Wallace and Bryan, on Market street
      wharff, a north Ireland servant man, named Richard Devine, of
      a middle stature, fresh complexion, and simple in his looks
      and behaviour. Had on, a dark forest cloth coat, remarkably
      short, a pair of black everlasting breeches, a striped flannel
      waistcoat, check shirt, grey hose, a hat and wig. He also took
      with him a pair of scarlet breeches, a fustian waistcoat, two
      other pair of hose, and two spare wigs. Whoever takes up and
      returns said servant to his masters, shall have Fifty
      Shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid by WALLACE and
      BRYAN.

      N.B. There is some reason to think he went towards Bucks
      county.

      June 6, 1754
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Chester, May 30, 1754.
      Taken up about 5 weeks ago, and now in the common goal of
      Chester, as runaways, one James Murphy, a taylor by trade,
      born in Clonmel, in the county of Tipperary, in Ireland, about
      22 years old, five feet nine inches high, of a brown
      complexion, pock marked, small eyes, slim bodies, speaks a
      little on the brogue, and talks quick: His cloathing is an old
      felt hat, an old black cut wig, grey homespun cloth jacket,
      with brass buttons, old black stocking breeches, old check
      linen handkerchief, no shirt, old shoes and stockings. Says he
      came from London in the ship Dogger, Capt. Thomas Brown, bound
      to New York, where they did put in, but landed at Hobbhole,
      in Virginia; that he agreed with the Captain to work at his
      trade, during the passage, for his passage. Any persons who
      have any demands against the said James Murphy, are desire to
      come and release him, otherwise he will be discharged, by
      order of court, in 3 weeks after date, by Samuel Smith, goaler.

      July 11, 1754
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Bladensburg, June 11, 1754.
      RUN away from the subscriber, A convict servant man, named
      Edward Demsy, born in Ireland, by trade a barber, about 26
      years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, well set, of a fair
      complexion, and the bridge of his nose a little fallen: Had on,
      A castor hat, brown wig, check shirt, old kersey jacket, old
      cotton velvet breeches, thread stockings, old shoes; and is
      supposed to have a considerable sum of money with him, which
      probably may procure him better clothes. Whoever apprehends the
      said servant, and brings him home, shall have Two Pistoles
      reward (besides what the law allows) and reasonable charges,
      paid by THOMAS CHITTAM.
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