Poughkeepsie Journal – March 6 to March 13, 1798

20 Dollars Reward. 
RAN away from the subscribers, living in
Goshen, county of Orange, on Wednes-
day, the 21st of February, a Negro Man,
named PETER, 24 years of age, about 5 
feet 7 or 8 inches high, considerable black,
shows his fore teeth when he speaks: Had
on when he went away, a drab colored coa-
tee, waistcoat and trowsers, and a light co-
loured great coat or surtout. Whoever will
take up said negro and return him to the
owners, or confine him in any gaol in this
state, and give notice to the owners so as
they may get him shall be entitled to the 
above reward and al reasonable charges.
Mary L'Hommedieu,
Daniel Gale,
Isaiah Vail, Jun.
Administrators of the estate of John
L'Hommedieu
March 6, [58]

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