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Prince of Wales' American Regiment
Escape Notice

ESCAPED from the barrack at Hartford last night, one Michael BURN, belonging to Col. BROWN's brigade in the British service, lately taken at Danbury: He is a native of Ireland, about 35 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, sandy short hair, thin GR on the fore part of his head, grey eyes, a little glaring red complexion, thin visage, large nose, a weaver by trade, speaks very harsh, pretends to a smattering of latin and Greek, had a considerable number of books with him, among which are Homer's Illiad, Ovid's Metamorphosis, Lillie's Grammar, &c. He wore off a snuff color'd coat and vest, white drilling overalls. Whoever apprehends said deserter and delivers him to Hartford, shall receive a proper reward, and necessary charges paid, by

BENJAMIN PAYNE, Committee for Prisoners.

Hartford, April 9, 1777.

The Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer, (Hartford), Monday, May 12, 1777.

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