August 27, 1756.
    Camp at MAIDSTONE, August 11, 1756. DESERTED last Night, from the Detachment of the Virginia Regiment at this Place, the following Soldiers, viz. Matthew Flower, born in Maryland, 20 Years of Age, five Feet nine Inches high, light brown Hair, a thin spare Man, had on, when he deserted, a Check Shirt, a Pair of old Flannel Breeches, light coloured Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of Shoes. Thomas Hammond, born in Maryland, 19 Years of Age, six Feet high, a lusty well set Man, of a light Complexion, dark brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, his Regimental Coat, a Pair of Linnen Breeches, a Check Shirt, a Pair of light coloured Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of old Shoes. William Stocksdill, born in Maryland, 17 Years of Age, five Feet seven Inches high, a stout hardy Lad, of a light Complexion, dark brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a light coloured Cloth Jacket, a white Shirt, a Pair of old Cloth Breeches, light blue Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of Shoes. [Edward?] Constantine, born in Maryland, 19 Years of Age, [illeg.], light brown Hair, is [illeg.] had on, when he deserted, a white Cotton Jacket, Linnen Drawers, light coloured Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of old Shoes. Cornelius Chapman, born in Maryland, 19 Years of Age, five Feet five Inches high, a well set Lad, of a dark Complexion, had on, when he deserted, a blue gray Cloth Coat, a Linnen Jacket, Leather Breeches, blue Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of Shoes. Abraham Whittaker, born in Maryland, 19 Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches high, well set, of a dark Complexion, light brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a dark coloured Cloth Coat, Linnen Jacket, Leather Breeches, blue Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of Shoes. Robert Craighead, born in Maryland, five Feet five Inches high, black Hair, had on, when he deserted, a blue Cloth Jacket, Leather Breeches, old Stocking leggins, and a Pair of old Shoes. Isaac Whittaker, born in Maryland, 21 Years of Age, five Feet six Inches high, a stout well set Man, of a light Complexion, light brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a Cotton Jacket, Linnen Drawers, and blue Worsted Stockings. John Dawson, born in Maryland, 24 Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches high, a thin spare Man, of a dark Complexion, short black Hair, much curled, had on, when he deserted, a blue Cloth Coat and Jacket, Leather Breeches, Thread Stockings, and a Pair of Shoes. James Linch, born in Ireland, 26 Years of Age, five Feet six Inches high, well set, of a light Complexion, dark brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a Cotton Jacket, Leather Breeches, Yarn leggins, and old Shoes. Peter Williams, born in Maryland, 20 Years of Age, five Feet five Inches high, well set, of a light Complexion,dark brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a Cotton Jacket, Leather Breeches, Yarn Leggins, and old Shoes. Samuel Saunders, born in Maryland, 22 Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches high, well set, of a fair Complexion, light brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a blue gray Jacket, Leather Breeches, blue Worsted Stockings, and a Pair of Shoes. James Barnett, born in Maryland, 22 Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches high, a stout hearty Man, of a light Complexion, light brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a Pair of blue gray Cloth Breeches, and a white Shirt. Francis Bradburn, born in Maryland, 23 Years of Age, five Feet six Inches high, well set, of a light Complexion, brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a Cotton Jacket, Sheep-skin Breeches, old Stockings and new Shoes. [illeg.] Constantine, born in Maryland, 18 Years of Age, five Feet six Inches high, well set, of a light Complexion, brown Hair, had on, when he deserted, a white Shirt, and a Pair of Linnen Drawers. George Wilson, born in Maryland, 19 Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches and three Quarters high, slim made, long brown Hair, much freckled, had on, when he deserted, his Regimental Coat and Jacket, Leather Breeches, and large double rimmed brass Buckles in his Shoes. David Glendening, born in Scotland, 35 Years of Age, five Feet ten Inches and a Quarter high, of a brown Complexion, long brown Hair, and much fretted with the Small-pox. He has a sly insinuating Tongue, has a good Walk, well made, and much the Appearance of a Soldier. He had his Regimentals on, when he deserted. Whoever will bring the said Deserters, or any one of them, to the commanding Officer at Winchester, or deliver them to any Officer belonging to the Regiment, shall have two Pistoles Reward for each Deserter. All Persons are hereby forewarned from harbouring or entertaining Deserters. As many as can be detected in so infamous a Practice, may depend on being persecuted to the utmost Rigor of the Law.

May 24, 1776. Supplement.
    H E A D Q U A R T E R S. WILLIAMSBURG, May 7, 1776. DESERTED from the Pittsylvania regular company now in this city, on Monday the 6th instant, four soldiers, viz. Philip Atkinson, 30 years of age, about 5 feet 11 inches high, well made, has black hair and black eyes, and a dark complexion; he carried with him an old hunting shirt died black, a blue duffil Newmarket coat, a pair of new shoes, a new blanket, and blue leggins. Walter Walters, about 35 years of age, and is 5 feet 11 inches and a half high; he carried with him a black and white mixed Virginia cloth coat and waistcoat, new hat and shoes, also a new blanket. William Freeman, about 23 years of age, 6 feet high, has light coloured hair, blue eyes, and stoops in his shoulders; he carried with him a copperas striped coat and waistcoat of Virginia cloth, new leggins, shoes, and a blanket. William Davis, a native of Great Britain, has blak [sic] hair and eyes, is about 5 feet 11 inches high, and spare made; he carried with him a light coloured Kersey coat and leather breeches, but his inside clothing I do not remember. The above deserters carried with them four of the country's rifles, and were listed in Pittsylvania, to whcih country I imagine they will endeavour to return. Woever [sic] delivers the above deserters to the company to which they belong, or secures them so that I may get them, shall have 5 l. reward for each. THOMAS HUTCHINGS, captain.

August 16, 1776. Supplement.
    RUN away from the subscriber living on the levels of Green brier, two convict servant men. One named WILLIAM ROW, 18 or 19 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches high, of a fair complexion, has dark hair, is an artful fellow, and may forge a pass, as he writes a tolerable good hand; had on, when he went away, shirt, drawers, and leggins, of coarse country linen, and took with him a coat and waistcoat of cotton and linen almost white, also a smooth bore gun of the best sort, double breached, which had part of the stock broke off before, a shot bag and powder horn, very much carved, the strap of the powder horn made of striped girting, and the shot bag of blue plush. The other named ISAAC SINGER, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, about 25 years old, thin visaged, small made, of a dark complexion, and has very thin whitish hair; had on, when he went away, old leather breeches, a coarse shirt, brown leggins, and old shoes. They are both Englishmen, and took with them a fur hat, besides other things too tedious to mention. Whoever apprehends the said servants, and secures them so as they may be had again, shall have 40s. reward for each, if taken in the county; if out thereof 4 l. for each, paid by ARCHER MATTHEWS.

July 18, 1766.
    Fort Lewis, 7th of June, 1766. RAN away from the Subscriber, at Fort Lewis, in Augusta County, the 22d of April last, a large strong made Negro Fellow named PHIL, Country born, about thirty five Years of Age, and talks pretty good English; had on when he went away, an Oznabrig Shirt, a Cotton Jacket, Cotton Leggings, and an old Hat. Whoever apprehends the said Negro, and conveys him to me at this Place, or to my Store at New-London, Bedford County, shall have THREE POUNDS Reward, besides what the Law allows. ALEXANDER BOYD.

June 11, 1767.
   FIFTEEN POUNDS Reward. RUN away, on Thursday last, from the subscriber, living on Little Pipe creek, in Frederick county, Maryland, the three following convicts, viz. MICHAEL MURRAY, an Irishman, about 21 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, has black hair, thin beard, down look, fair complexion, and gray eyes; had on and took with him when he went away an old felt hat, old cotton jacket, a shirt made of this country linen, tow trousers, a pair of old yarn leggins, and an old pair of shoes with the heels nailed. THOMAS WALTON, a Yorkshireman, speaks bad English, about 28 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, a well set fellow, has a down look, gray eyes, black hair, and brown complexion; had on and took with him when he went away an old felt hat, a half worn kersey coat of a lead colour, an old blue jacket, one do, with the fore part plush, a pair of leather breeches about half worn, one shirt made out of this country linen, new tow trousers, a pair of old blue worsted stockings, and a pair of shoes with the heels nailed. JOHN WILCOCKS, an Englishman, 6 feet high, 21 years of age, a slim straight well made fellow, has black hair, thin beard, fair complexion, a sickly look, and is attended with a cough; had on and took with him when he went away an old light coloured kersey coat, an old blue jacket, a half worn shirt made out of this country linen, new tow trousers, white yarn stockings almost new, and old shoes with the heels nailed. It is supposed that two of them will cut off their hair, as they took with them two linen caps, and an old silk handkerchief, one do. new; the middle is of a black colour, and the edges red. Whoever takes up and secures the said servants in any gaol, if out of the county, shall receive the above reward, if takn 20 miles from home 9 l. if taken any distance under 20 miles from home shall receive 3 l. reward, or in proportion for either, paid by EDWARD STEVENSON. All masters of vessels are forewarned from carrying off any of the said servants, at their peril. May 18, 1767.

March 3, 1768.
   RUN away from the subscriber, at his plantation at Greenwich, the 1st day of February, 1768, a likely young negro man named BEN, about 27 years old, near 6 feet high. Carried with him a pair of leather legging, and a variety of other cloaths, by trade a farmer and gardener, and is very handy at many other businesses. He is well acquainted with Carolina and Maryland, and is suspected to be gone to the former. Whoever takes up the said slave, and conveys him safe to the subscriber, at his seat in Gloucester county, if taken in North-Carolina or Maryland, shall have TEN POUNDS reward; and if taken in South-Carolina, FIFTEEN POUNDS; and if taken in this colony, FORTY SHILLINGS. JOHN FOX. N.B. The said slave is outlawed.

June 23, 1768.
   Three Pounds Reward. RUN away from the subscriber in Augusta, near the Stone meeting house, a convict servant man named JOHN ROBISON, about 28 years old, 5 feet 11 inches high, a hard looking man and a seaman, and has short black hair; had on a middling good felt hat, blue sailor's jacket and a white one under it, old buckskin breeches, white leggings, coarse stockings, and shoes tied with leather strings. Whoever takes up the [missing] servant, and secures him so as I get him again, shall receive the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by ANDREW McCLURE.

June 16, 1768.
   RUN away from the subscribers, in Augusta county, in the forks of James river, two convict servant men, one named Israel Cowen, aged about 27 years, about 5 feet 7 inches high, of a dark complexion, his head bald and blind of his left eye. He had on when he went away, a new felt hat, an old thickset coat, with tortoise-shell buttons, a blue broadcloth jacket, trowsers, and old shoes. The other named George Wilkinson, aged about 20 years, about 5 feet 6 inches high, of a sandy complexion, and red hair. Had on when he went away, a new felt hat, hunting shirt and callico waistcoat, with old buckskin breeches, blue leggings, and old shoes. Whoever takes up the said servants and secures them in any gaol in this colony, shall have five pounds reward, and if but one of them, fifty shillings, besides what the law allows, paid by us, ROBERT WHITLEY, JOHN MAXWELL.

September 30, 1773.
   RUN away from the Subscriber in Botetourt County, in the Forks of James River, a Servant Man named JOHN MOSS, about five Feet seven or eight Inches high, well set, of a swarthy Complexion, and brown Hair tied behind. He had on a Claret coloured Broadcloth Coat, black Stuff Breeches with Drawers, a Tow Shirt, black Stockings, gray Leggings, and has with him a Razor. Whoever takes up the said Servant, and secures him so that I get him again, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS Reward if taken in this County, and FORTY SHILLINGS if out of it, besides what the Law directs. WILLIAM FOSTER.

February 18, 1775.
    RUN away from the Subscriber, at Borton's Tract, in Augusta, a Convict Servant Man named THOMAS HORBERT, about 30 Years of Age, 4 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, of a sandy Complexion; had on, when he went away, an old brown Cotton Coat, Leather Breeches, white Cotton Leggings, and a brown Linen Shirt. He is a Silversmith, and it is supposed will make for some Town, and endeavour to get Employment. Whoever secures the said Servant, so that I may get him again, shall have 40 s. Reward.  WILLIAM ALEXANDER.

March 10, 1775.
    RUN away from the subscriber, in Fauquier, the 25th of February, a servant man named JOHN BRUTON, a well set fellow, of a swarthy complexion, five feet eight inches high, has short brown hair, full faced, bow-legged, and has a scar on one of his thumbs; had on, when he went away, a blue lapelled duffil jacket, a check shirt, buckskin breeches, cotton leggins, coarse shoes tied with strings, and an old fine hat. He went off on a bay HORSE about fourteen hands and a half high, four years old last summer, branded on the near buttock and shoulder, as well as I remember HM in a piece. Whoever brings the said servant and horse to me shall have a reward of 50s. or 40s. for the servant only.  WILLIAM WITHERS.

June 30, 1775. Supplement
    FINCASTLE, June 1, 1775. RUN away from the subscriber, last night, within 9 miles of English ferry, on New river, an Irish servant man named THOMAS WELSH, about 21 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches high, is well made to his height, of a fair complexion, and speaks bad English. He was clad in a hunting shirt filled with wool, buckskin breeches, linsey leggins, a wool hat, and his shoes nailed all round, both heels and soles. He has a smooth-bore gun with him, and is supposed to be along with Nathaniel Morgan's servant man. Whoever secures the said servant, so that he may be got again, shall have 50 s. reward, if taken in the county, if out thereof 5 l. paid by SAMUEL INGRAM.  JOSEPH MEARS.

June 7, 1776.
    RUN away from the subscriber, living in the Cow Pasture, county of Augusta, a servant man named JAMES REEVES, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, well made, has a scar above one of his eyebrows, is a bricklayer by trade, and was born in London; had on, and carried with him, an old blue cloth coat, blue breches patched with white cloth, two coarse tow shirts, tow leggins, but no shoes. He rode off a bay horse about 14 haneds and a half high, with a bob tail, paces, and branded on the near shoulder B. It is supposed he has stolen part of indentures from James Reiley, and that he will attempt to pass for a freeman. Whoever secures the said servant, and horse, so that I get them again, shall have 50 s. reward, and if out of the country 5 l. HUGH HICKLEN.

- 19th Century Pension Papers Describing Daniel Morganís Company of Riflemen   in 1775
"His men were armed, each with a rifle, a tomahawk, and a long Knife. They were dressed with flannel shirts, cloth or buckskin breeches, buckskin leggins, and moccasins. Over these clothes they wore hunting-shirts made for  the most part, of brown linen, some of buckskin, and a few of linsey woolsey.  These shirts were confined to the waist by belts, in which they carried their  knives and tomahawks. Morgan's company wore caps, on which appeared the words "liberty or death." For himself, he appears to have adopted the Indian dress on this expedition. When met by the exploring party on their return from the head waters of the Chaudiere, he wore leggins, and a cloth in the Indian  style. His thighs, which were exposed to view on that occasion, appeared to be lacerated by the thorns and bushes."

"Declarant states that he was stationed at Fort Pitt, the place aforesaid. Declarant states that in obedience to the order of his said Captain Brady, he proceeded to tan his thighs and legs with wild cherry and white oak bark and to equip himself after the following manner, to wit, a breechcloth, leather leggins, moccasins and a cap made out of a racoon skin, with the feathers of a hawk, painted after the manner of an Indian warrior. His face painted red with three black stripes across his cheeks, which was a signification of war. Declarant states that Captain Bradyís company was about sixty-four in number, all painted after the manner aforesaid."  - George Roush, , 19th Century Pensionn Papers, Describing his Cloathing In   1777.

"His under-dress, by no means in a military style, was covered by a deep ash-colored hunting shirt, leggins and moccasins, if the latter could be procured. It was the silly fashion of those times for the riflemen to ape the  manner of savages ..."
John Joseph Henry, An Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships and Sufferings of That Band of Heros, Who Traversed Thru The Wilderness in the Campaign Against Quebec in 1775.

ACCOUNT OF EXPEDITION AGAINST THE CHEROKEE INDIANS
in 1776 UNDER GEN'L GRIFFETH RUTHERFORD". This account was written by Gen'l Wm. Leoir,for Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey in June,1835. The account is valuable for several reasons.First Lenoir says,"there were very few imported blankets in camp, and at that time there was not a store with{in}|45 miles of Ft. Defiance, and a very few sheep in this new settled country, and no attempt to raise cotton. Our sole means of procuring clothing were of hemp flax and tow. Our blankets generally made of the same materials.When striped,they were called linsey blankets. At that time,if a gentleman could procure a hunting shirt made of good tow linen and died black,with a motto across the breast in large white letters,'LIBERTY OR DEATH', and a pair of stout breeches and leggins of the same texture, and a buck's tail on his wool hat for a cockade,he was fine enough for anything, and in fact, our good Gen'l's hunting shirt was inferior,it was a dingy colored ordinary looking one".

Jacques Thimote De Monbruen, a French hunter out of Illinois, wore a blue cloth hunting shirt, leather leggings, and a scarlet waistcoat from his days in the French and Indian war.

"September 1758 - I then had on my short-leggings, moccasins, and shirt. On top of the hill, I fell in with a man who had red leggings on" frontier militia

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