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New London, May 16, 1768. Stolen or Run-away from the subscriber, on the 14th Instant, a Negro Woman named SOBINER, between 30 and 40 Years of Age, of a slender Body, and middling Stature, talks good English, and can read well; carried off with her one homespun check'd Woollen Gown, one blue and white striped Linen Ditto, two Linen Shirts, and one Woollen Ditto, three check'd Aprons, two or three Pair Woollen Stockings, one quilted Coat, one Side brown, the other striped, a red short Cloak, a chipt Hatt, a Pair white Woollen Mittins, a Cambric Handkerchief, several Caps, and sundry other Articles. Whoever takes up and secures said Negro, so that her Mistress may have her again, shall receive FOUR DOLLARS Reward, if found within twenty Miles of this Place, and FIVE DOLLARS if further, and all necessary Charges paid by LUCRETIA PROCTER. N.B. All Persons are forbid enteraining or concealing said Negro, upon Penatly of the Law.
Lucretia Procter, advertisement for Sobiner, Connecticut Gazette, June 10, 1768, accessed February 23, 2020, https://wesomeka.wesleyan.edu/runawayct/items/show/5406.