THREE DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Gilman]

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Title

THREE DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Gilman]

Description

A 16-year-old apprentice named James Gilman ran away from his master John Bloomfield at Woodbridge on January 30, 1792. Gilman was seen leaving Boye's tavern in the village of Quibbletown (present-day New Market area in Piscataway) and going toward New Brunswick. John Bloomfield offers a reward of $3 for James Gilman's capture and warns the residents of Middlesex County not to harbor or employ the runaway.

Date

1792-05-01

Language

English

Source

Original newspaper issue preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 5.

Text (Transcript)

THREE DOLLARS REWARD

RUN away from the subscriber, at Woodbridge, on Monday the 30th current, an Apprentice Boy, bound to a farmer, named James Gilman, near sixteen years old, a little above five feet high, stout built, a gallows looking fellow, a great liar and a great thief, and is fully determined to support his characters as such, had on an old light coloured great coat much too large for him, a half worn castor hat, square crown, black and white mixed coat and trowsers, a streaked cotton and woolen shirt, blue leggens, his shoes tied with strings, he left Boye's tavern at Quibble town the 16th instant and went towards Brunswic. Whoever takes said boy and returns him to his master, or confines him and gives information thereof shall receive the above reward. All persons are forewarned harboring or employing him.

JOHN BLOOMFIELD.

February 2, 1792.

Publication

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

Bloomfield, John, “THREE DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Gilman],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed September 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/476.