Re: Looking for full text of a 1780 PA Journal ad
- Excellent - thank you very much!
And thanks to Paul Pace, who sent a copy off-line.
I had suspected this guy was a deserter from the Continental Shoe Factory, and this confirms it. It would be interesting to see a study done of the Continental Shoe Factory and the contribution of British prisoners of war to the American war effort.
Don N. Hagist
--- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" wrote:
> Hello Don,
> I uploaded a copy of the ad from a later edition of the Pennsylvania Journal; it is in the files section under David Robinson, 17th Regiment.
> It is a verabatim reprint of the 13 September 1780 Pennsylania Journal, which issue was missing a portion of the first line.
> ~ William Myers, independent researcher.
> --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "donhagist" wrote:
> > Does anyone happen to have the full text of the ad below?
> > I haven't been able to find it in the usual on-line sources. I know of some archives that have this newspaper, but before making the trek I figured I'd see if anyone has it on hand. The main thing I want to know is where this guy deserted from. He was a prisoner taken at Stony Point.
> > David Robinson, of the 17th regiment, about 33 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, slim made, black hair tied behind, stoops in his walk, thin visaged, had on a red regimental coat, white jacket and breeches, woollen hose and half worn shoes, with other apparel not known.
> > [Pennsylvania Journal, 13 September 1780]
> > Don N. Hagist
> > http://revolutionaryimprints.com
> > http://redcoat76.blogspot.com