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Crossing's Escape

Providence, February 19, 1779

ESCAPED from the main guard in this town, about nine o'clock in the evening of the 18th instant, a certain WILLIAM CROSSING, who says he is a Captain in WHITMAN's corps of tory refugees; and JOSEPH CASWELL, of said CROSSING's company, who were captured at Seconnet.

CROSSING is about 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches high, has a light complexion, light blue eyes, short hair, is marked with the small-pox, and is a Man of great activity; was dressed in a brown velvet coat, red waistcoat and breeches, and a furr cap.

CASWELL, is about 40 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, full fac'd, well set, very dark complexion'd, has a remarkable black bushy beard, wears his hair short and was clothed with a blue coat and waistcoat, and dark brown breeshes.-

Whoever will apprehend and secure the abovementioned villains, shall receive Two Hundred Dollars Reward, or One Hundred Dollars for either of them.

Published by order the hon. Maj. Gen. Sullivan


Connecticut Courant, (Hartford), March 9th, 1779.

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