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DESERTED from Capt. Barnard's company in Col. Wyllys's regiment, one John Bath, about 35 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, well set, dark hair, had on a light brown waistcoat one skirt torn off, old leather breeches, white linen shirt, and an old hat; he says he was a prisoner in New-York and lately made his escape. Whoever will take up said deserter and return him to Hartford, or confine him and give information to the subscriber, shall have five dollars reward and necessary charges paid by AARON BUTLER, Ensign. Hartford, April 26, 1777.
Aaron Butler, advertisement for John Bath, Connecticut Courant, May 12, 1777, accessed July 2, 2020, https://wesomeka.wesleyan.edu/runawayct/items/show/4603.