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Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795) [Announcement for reward for runaway "negro man servant" named Peter]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02816 Author/Creator: Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795) Place Written: Kingstown, New Hampshire Type: Autograph document signed Date: 20 September 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: An announcement made by Bartlett, the second signer of the Declaration of Independence, regarding his runaway "Negro man servant Named Peter, aged about Twenty years, a short thick fellow, speaks good English, is pretty sensible and understands farming Business very well, had on when he went away a Brown homespun Coat a new pair of moose Leather Breeches & grey yarn Stockings." States that Peter ran away on 18 September 1781. Bartlett promises a reward for information or capture. He also notes that someone "for their own private advantage" has assisted Peter and that they will be prosecuted unless they make "Reasonable Satisfaction."

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Slavery, Clothing and Accessories, Law, Runaway Slave

Sub Era: The War for Independence