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Blacksmith Apprentice Runaway in York County, PA

Runaway ads were fairly common in eighteenth and nineteenth century newspapers. Sometimes the runaways were slaves, but not so often above the Mason-Dixon line, where there were fewer slaves. In Pennsylvania it was frequently a servant or an apprentice who … Continue reading

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