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Advertisement by Benjamin Steadman concerning deserters from the Continental Army [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
Steadman, Benjamin
March 14, 1778
Volume 13, Page 380

Halifax March 14.

Ten Dollars Reward.

Deserted from me the 12th Instant on their march for Halifax, two soldiers belonging to the 5th battalion of this State, William Watson and Charles Peters, Watson has deserted five times; he has also cost the public twenty odd pounds for taking him up, and jail fees; he is about five feet ten inches high, dark complexion, black hair, lives on or near Bay river, below Newbern. Peters is an East India Indian, formerly the property of Mr. Tomlinson in Newbern. Whoever delivers one or both of the above deserters to me at Bath or to any continental officer, taking their receipt for the same, shall have the above reward.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This advertisement was in the North-Carolina Gazette of April 24, 1778.