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Royal Artillery Regiment
Desertion Notice


FROM the Virginia Company of BLACKS, employed as Labourers in the service of the Royal Artillery, viz.

   TOLIVER PEARCE, aged 23 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, slim made.

   BENJAMIN SAWYER, aged 26 years, 5 feet 7 inches.

   RALPH HENRY, aged 25 years, 5 feet 5 inches, wants one of his fore teeth. And,

   DAVID COOPER, aged 23 years, five feet five inches.

It is believed they are gone on board some of the Privateers, or concealed for that purpose; and whoever apprehends or gives information of the above Blacks, shall be handsomely rewarded, by making application at the Office of Ordnance.

The Royal Gazette, (New York), February 6th, 1779.

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