Poughkeepsie Journal August 26, 1812

Ten Dollars Reward. 
RUNAWAY from the subscriber on
the night of the 24th inst. a Negro
Man named CHRISTOPHER about 23 
years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high stout
built, not very black, has lost a piece of 
one ear. He took with him, two cloth
Coats one black and the other brown, two
white flannel, two tow linen and one mus-
lin shirt, two pair of copperas colored
and one lead clouded Trowsers, two 
Vests one black and the other striped,
one new wool and one old napt Hat, one
pair of calf skin and one pair of thick
shoes, the later much worn and cracked.
Whoever will return said Negro to his
master in Clinton town, Dutchess county,
or secure him in any gaol in the state of
New-York, that the owner may get him
again shall receive the above reward and
all reasonable charges. All persons are
forbid trusting, employing or harboring
said negro under penalty of the law.
Clinton, Aug. 25th 1812.

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