A Runaway a Day 2 (of 5)

Elizabeth Sulock dressed as an indented Irish maid servant, photographed by Emily Sulock

For some reason not all advertisements included the name of the missing person. Whether this showed an impersonal knowledge on behalf of the master, or was a simple oversight by either the person placing the ad or the publisher, we can only wonder.

RAN away from the subscriber in Newport, on the night of the 1st instant, an indented Irish maid servant, about 28 years of age; she is pretty short and thick, of a very red complexion; and is supposed to have had on a red short cloak, a black bonnet, a green camblet gown, a brown camblet skirt, a checked apron, and carried away a bundle of other clothes: Whoever will apprehend said run-away and return her home, or secure her in any of his Majesty’s jails, and give notice thereof, shall be handsomely rewarded by GEORGE NICHOLS. [Newport Mercury, January 4, 1773]

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