SIX CENTS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Smock]

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SIX CENTS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Smock]

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Description

Indented apprentice James Smock, aged 16, ran away from his master Robert Downs in New Brunswick on August 20, 1814. Robert Downs offers a reward of 6 cents for Smock's capture and warns others not to harbor or trust the runaway.

This notice was first issued on February 2, 1815, approximately 5 months after James Smock's escape.

Date

1815-03-16

Language

English

Source

Original newspaper issue preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 15.

Text (Transcript)

SIX CENTS REWARD.

RANAWAY from the subscriber, on the 20th Aug. 1814. an indented apprentice, named James Smock, aged about 16 years; sandy coloured hair, stout made—had on when he went away, a striped Jacket and Trowsers, and a good fur Hat.—The above reward, but no charges, will be paid to any person who will return said apprentice to the subscriber. All persons are hereby forewarned against harboring or trusting said apprentice at their peril.

ROBERT DOWNS.

New-Brunswick, Feb. 2, 1815

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1

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Citation

Downs, Robert, “SIX CENTS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Smock],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 7, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/482.