January 23, 1753:
Whereas the subscriber, wife of Doctor William Leddel, of Elizabeth-Town, was advertised last week in this paper, as having eloped from her husband's bed and board, which is known by the major part of the people in said town to be false; she hereby gives notice that the reason of her leaving him was, that her life was in danger from the ill usage she received from him; that he kept another woman, by whom he had two children, and after having spent Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds Sterling, of her money, obliged her to leave his house.
I am not related to this family, I am just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "Runaway Women, Elopements And Other Miscreant Deeds, As Advertised In The Pennsylvania Gazette - 1728 -1789. (together with a few abused wives and unfortunate children)." Compiled by Judith Ann Highley Meier. Published by Closson Press. 1993. Page 19.