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TWO BLACK MEN ABSCONDED from their Master, in Alexandria, about the 25th of Dec. one named CHARLES, the other HARRY, both Blacksmiths.  Charles is about 30years old, a common sized man, well made, not a very dark complexion, nor good countenance.  Harry is one or two years older, nearly the same size and complexion, has a down look, had good countenance, impediment in his speech and stoops a little in his walk.  They are brothers, and both write a tolerable good hand.  It is thought they secreted themselves in board some vessel then bound from Alexandria, to Boston or Salem.  The above reward will be given for apprehending and securing them in any goal in this commonwealth, or 25 dols for either of them.  Apply at Gazette Office.

                                                                        jan 23

Monday, January 23, 1804
Source: Boston Gazette


ONE CENT REWARD

RANAWAY from the subscriber on the 30th ult. an indented Boy named WM. ANDROS. hereby forbid any person harboring or trusting him, as I shall pay no debts or charges by him contracted.  I would also like caution any person against employing him, or paying him anything for his services, as his wages by law belong to me.  The above reward will be paid to any person who will return said runaway, but no charges paid.

                                                                        JOHN ADAMS

Hopkinton, July 14th, 1827

Source: Aug 1, 1827
Columbian Centinel, Boston Massachusetts


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