Country Journal – May 18, 1786 to June 1, 1786

RUN-AWAY from
the subscriber on the night of
15th of April last, a NEGRO MAN
named Tom, about 48 years old, five
feet four inches high, speaks somewhat
broken, is very bald, and pretends to
be a preacher; had on when he went
away a homespun bearskin coat, with
small black buttons, blue jacket, a pair
black breeches, another of green mo-
[reen], and a felt hat. Whoever takes
said Negro, and conveys him to his
master, shall have Five Dollars reward,
and reasonable charges paid by me,
RUFUS HERRICK.
Washington precinct, [May] 16, 1786

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