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Collection Reference Number GLC02816
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1781 
Title Announcement of a reward for a runaway "negro man servant" named Peter
Date 20 September 1781
Author Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795)  
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description 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."
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Clothing and Accessories  Law  Runaway Slave  
People Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795)  
Place written Kingstown, New Hampshire
Theme African Americans; Law; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Bartlett was a member of the New Hampshire colonial legislature 1765-1775, a Continental Congressman 1775-1776 and 1778, and was Governor of New Hampshire 1790-1794.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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