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RAN-AWAY from his Master John Perkins, of Norwich, on the 27th of August Inst a Negro Man Servant named Nero, about 20 Years old; a well looking Fellow, of middling Stature; had a small Scar over one Eye, and some Scars on the back of one Hand; speaks broken English; had on when he went away a tow Shirt and ozenbrigs Trowsers, grey yarn Hose, brass Buckles in his shoes, an old grey ratteen Coat double-breasted, and no Hat; he went away in Irons which tis likely he has got off. Whoever shall take up said Negro and convey him to his said Master, shall have Five Dollars Reward, and all necessary Charges paid by me JOHN PERKINS. N.B. All Masters of Vessels and others are hereby cautioned against harbouring or carrying off said Negro, as they would avoid the penalty of the Law.
John Perkins, advertisement for Nero, New-London Summary, September 7, 1759, accessed May 27, 2020, https://wesomeka.wesleyan.edu/runawayct/items/show/5387.