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Gone from Castle-Semple, twelve Miles from Glasgow, on Saturday the 30th January,
A NEGRO LAD, named CATO, the Property of Colonel McDowall of Castle-Semple. Whoever secures him, so as to be returned to Colonel McDowall the Owner, or sends notice of his being in Custody to Alexander Houston Merchant in Glasgow, or Andrew Wallace Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh, shall be sufficiently rewarded: And it is earnestly desired that no Person may entertain him, as he has left his Master’s Service without any just Cause.

ID:r0039
Newspaper title:Caledonian Mercury
Newspaper region:Central belt Scotland
Country:Scotland
Newspaper date:2 February 1748
Runaway date:30 January 1748
Page number:3
Institution:British Library: British Newspaper Collection (Online)
Given name:Cato
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Racial descriptor:Negro
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Accused of crime:no
Warning notice:no
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Ran from region:Central belt Scotland
Ran from specified:Castle-Semple, twelve Miles from Glasgow
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Owner:Colonel McDowall
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Owner address:Castle-Semple, twelve Miles from Glasgow
Name of contact:Colonel McDowall; Alexander Houston; Andrew Wallace
Contact occupation:-; Merchant; Writer to the Signet
Contact address:Castle-Semple; Glasgow; Edinburgh
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Other reward:sufficiently rewarded
Total reward:sufficiently rewarded
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Notes:See r0051, r0823 for related advertisements