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Advertisement by Samuel Jones concerning deserters from the Continental Army [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
Jones, Samuel
December 01, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 823-824

[North Carolina Gazette December 12, 1777.]

Hertford County, Dec. 1st .

Sixty Dollars Reward.

For apprehending five deserters belonging to the 2d. North Carolina battalion of continental troops, viz. Roger Murphy, who passed for an Englishman, about 35 years of age five feet six or seven inches high, a thick and well made person, short lightest hair. Lewis Simons a French man about five feet seven inches high. John Laplanty a French-man, five feet 9 inches high, pretty thick and well made, light hair. John Baptice Fromentier a French-man, speaks pretty good English, about five feet five inches high, twenty three years of age, slim made, of a swarthy

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complexion, long dark hair. Whoever delivers the said deserters to me, or secures them in any Gaol in this State so that they may join their respective battalion. shall have the above reward of twelve dollars each.