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King's Militia Volunteers
Jail Break Notice


BROKE out of gaol at Hackensack, in the night of the 10th inst. for apprehending and securing of whom the following respective rewards will be given: Sixty dollars for apprehending and securing Elias HOLMES, a mulatto, aged about 35 years, is lame in his left foot, about 5 feet 11 inches high.

He was indicted for high treason at the court of this county.

Fifty dollars for apprehending and securing Henry WORMEL, has red hair, aged 41 years, about 5 feet 11 inches.

He was lately committed for high treason.

Eight dollars for apprehending and securing Robert JOHNSON and Charles CHAMBERS, aged between 30 and 40 years; the former about 5 feet 8 inches high, the latter about 5 feet 9 inches; committed on suspicion of going into the enemy's line; or Four Dollars for either of them.

Any person apprehending and securing any of the above persons, upon giving notice to the subscriber, so that they may be remanded back to the said gaol, shall receive the reward prefixed to them respectively from me.

ADAM BOYD, Sheriff

Bergen county, May 11, 1779.

New Jersey Gazette, (Trenton), May 19th, 1779.

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