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John Parker Robinson
Run away from Northampton, the 30th of April last, a prisoner, named John Parker Robinson, about twenty years of age, very much pitted with the small pox, and about five feet seven inches high: Had on when he went away, a dark black and white mixed home-made coat, buff coloured jacket, a heavy beaver hat, the brim cut small, a pair drilling breeches. Any person that will take up said runaway and secure him, shall have five dollars reward, and all necessary charges paid. Per order of the Committee. Robert Breck, Chairman. Northampton, May 1, 1776. N. B. The above person was lately a Midshipman in the British navy, and was confined to this Town upon his parole.
Robert Breck, advertisement for John Parker Robinson, Connecticut Courant, May 6, 1776, accessed July 2, 2020, https://wesomeka.wesleyan.edu/runawayct/items/show/4560.