$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]

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Title

$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]

Description

A 17-year-old apprentice named James Halfpenny ran away from his master Cornelius Van Dorn of South Amboy. His master offers a reward of $1 for James Halfpenny's capture.

Date

1823-04-10

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

$1 REWARD.

ABSCONDED from my service on Monday the 17th inst. an apprentice named JAMES HALFPENNY, in the 18th year of his age. Whoever will apprehend said apprentice and deliver him to me at my dwelling in the township of South Amboy, in the county of Middlesex, or confine him in any gaol in the state of New-Jersey, so that I may get him again, shall be entitled to the above reward.

CORNELIUS VAN DORN

South-Amboy, March 26, 1823. 3t.

Publication

Place of publication

Page

1

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Citation

Van Dorn, Cornelius, “$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/221.