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Reuben Meriwether offers reward for escaped Irish indentured servant

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Reuben Meriwether offers reward for escaped Irish indentured servant

Posted: 27 Mar 2012 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meriwether, Brady, Macnamarra, Dorsey, Gardner, Plowman
Pennsylvania Journal
January 11, 1775

Three Pound Reward
Went away from me the subscriber, living in the upper end of Ann Arundel county, in the province of Maryland, in the night of the 27th of August 1774, a certain THOMAS BRADY, an indentured servant man, about 24 or 25 years old; about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, thin body, pale face, with a good many freckles, has but little beard, of a light sandy color, almost white, long brown hair, grey eyes, pitted with small pox, has had his right thigh broke, which causes him to have a little hitch in his walking, scarce perceivable unless narrowly inspected, he is very talkative, pert and impudent, unless detected in his villainy, and then very abject, with a wonderous piteous look, he also is very subject to get drunk and much given to swearing. He carried with him a variety of cloths, but has been seen a small distance from the town of Carlisle, in the providence of Pennsylvania, about the 13th day of September last, enquiring his way to the Mountains, where his brother was taken up, who run away with him; he was then dressed in a blue Bath coating coat, and a waistcoat, with blue fore parts and the backs of a brown cloth, a pair of old black everlasting breeches, a new castor hat , a fine Irish linen shirt, with an old set broach in the bosom, white thread stockings, two old add shoes which have been half soaled, on with five rows of hobb nails in the sole, the other without, except the heel, a pair of plated silver knee-buckles, a pair of four square plain new copper shoe buckles; He had with him a pair of new country made turned pumps, two old oznabrigs shirts, a pair of new brown dowlas trowsers & a pair of old black and white country yarn stockings in a small wallet on his shoulder; he stole an old indenture of Nicholas Macnamarra, assigned to William Gardener with an assignment on the back to Richard Dorsey, with a discharge from said Richard Dorsey, dated the 26th of July last, indorsed on the back; also a pass to the said Nicholas Macnamarra, wrote on a small strip of paper, dated July 26th last, and signed by Mr. Jonathan Plowman, of Baltimore town. The said Thomas Brady now passes by the name of Nicholas Macnamarra, agreeable to the pass and indenture, and says he came from Baltimore town. Whoever takes up the said servant and secured him in any gaol, so that I get him again, shall receive the above reward, including what the law allows.
3 m. Reuben Meriwether

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