Rivington's New York Gazetteer, 10 March 1774:
FIVE POUNDS Reward.
Greenwich Forge, Sussex County, Jan. 25, 1774.
RUN-AWAY from his bail, Ferdinand Van Sickle, about thirty-five years of age; he is about six feet high, had on and took with a good parcel of cloathes [sic], which were made up, viz. A coat and jacket of blue broad cloth, one pair of olive coloured velvet breeches, one pair of old buckskin ? one coat of mixed red and white, or rather a light colour, an old red cloth jacket, and an old Wilton coat, made in the long fashion, a good graver hat cut round the edges, a ruffled shirt, or perhaps two; he loves strong liquor, yet is not very apt to get drunk but he can walk; he loves to dress well, and is very proud in his walk, he was born of Low Dutch parents about Reading town, in Hunterdon county, West New-Jersey, and was married and kept Tavern in Philadelphia, about five years ago.
He went in company with a man who calls himself Isaac Daniel, or McDaniel, who has often run away from the Iron-Works; said Daniel had on a red great coat, and is about forty years of age.
Whoever takes said Van Sickle, and secures him in any of his Majesty's gaels?, so that he may be brought to justice, and send word to the subscriber, or give notice thereof in the New-York or Philadelphia news-papers, so that the subscriber may have him again, shall have the above reward, and all reasonable charges paid by me ANDREW SPROULL.