Poughkeepsie Journal – June 29 to July 13, 1796

20 Dollars Reward.
RUN-AWAY from the subscriber on
the 7th day of June inst. a Negro
man named SIMON, about five feet
seven or eight inches high, 25 years of 
age, is very black, walks very upright,
is very spry and active, speaks good
English and Dutch, was brought up to
the farming business, and is well ac-
quainted with horses, had on when he 
went away a woolen check shirt, striped
vest, sustian overalls, a small black hat,
and no shoes, took with him one light-
colored cassimer coat lapelled, one bot-
tle-green-colored coat, one striped vest,
a pair of white plush breeches, one fine 
Holland shirt, one large cocked beaver
hat, and one pair of boots bound with
red morocco. Whoever will take up
said negro and deliver him to the sub-
scriber, or secure him in any gaol, so
that his master may have him again,
shall receive the above reward.
Abraham Van Alen.
Kinderhook, June 16, 1796.

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