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BROKE out of the Goal in this Place, the Night after the 14th June Instant, the noted Borglarian John Brown, who was uder Sentence of Death for House breaking, is a short, thick Fellow, 22 Years old, has been twice crop'd and branded. Whosoever will apprehend and return said Fellow to the Goal from when he escaped, shall have TEN DOLLARS reward, paid by Lynde Lord, Sheriff. Litchfield, 25 June, 1772.
Lynde Lord, advertisement for John Brown, Connecticut Courant, July 9, 1772, accessed July 2, 2020, https://wesomeka.wesleyan.edu/runawayct/items/show/4491.