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Description: Reward Offered For the Following Deserters From His Majesty's Independent Company of Foot.Date: March 10 1757
Newspaper published in: Philadelphia, PA
Deserted from His Majesty's Independent Company of Foot, quartered in Philadelphia, the following persons, viz. John AHLEFEEN, born at Stockholm, in Sweden, and educated at the university there, five feet seven inches high, flat face, of a dark brown complexion, was disguised when he went away in a Sailor's dress, and had in his shoes a pair of uniform copper buckles.
Alexander M'CALLUM, born in Scotland, five feet five inches high, pale face and much freckled; had in his shoes when he went off, a pair of uniform copper buckles.
Michael HOLIDAY, born in Somersetshire in England, five feet six inches high, well set, of a light brown complexion, has lately had a bile on his left side, which was not healed at the time of his desertion.
John POULTON, born in Ireland, five feet six inches high, of a ruddy complexion, with a remarkable red nose; had in his shoe at the time of his desertion, a pair of the company's uniform buckles.
Whoever apprehends and secures any of the above deserters, shall receive forty shillings reward, and all reasonable expences in bringing them to Capt. GATES, in Philadelphia.