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BRISTOL, Run-Away Negro in Philadelphia a slave or servant?

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BRISTOL, Run-Away Negro in Philadelphia a slave or servant?

Posted: 25 May 2012 12:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 May 2012 8:02AM GMT
Surnames: Bristol, DeHaas
I found the following newspaper article in a Philadelphia newspaper, dated July 26, 1792. I have found similar articles in Philadelphia papers that talk about white men who have run away, apprentices, marines, etc., and I would like to know if there is a chance this man was a servant, or if he was a slave (I'm hoping he was a servant!).
"Forty Dollars Reward. Ran-Away last evening, a Negro man named BRISTOL, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, his hair or wool he wears sometimes queeded; had on a nankeencoat, with four pockets, nankeen overalls, and a striped nankeen waistcoat, a high crown castor hat, shoes with gilt buckles, and took with him a superfine green mixture cloth coat, with a black cape, lappelled, several waistcoats, and some other clothes. Whoever secures said Negro in any gael on the Continent, shall have the above reward, and all reasonable charges paid by John P. DeHaas."

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