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Reward offered for runaway seamen...

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November 13, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 13, 1746  The back page has an interesting notice offering a reward for the return of runaway seamen, issued by "Thomas Smith, Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Ships..." noting in part: "Whereas it is become frequent with seamen belonging to His Majesty's ships & vessels to run away from them...I do hereby assure all persons...that on delivery of any seamen that they may find straggling from the ships...whereunto they belong...shall immediately receive...20 shillings sterling for each, and one penny a mile for traveling expense...".
Four pages, 8 by 10 inches some light dirtiness to the top half of the front page, generally nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's