Advertisement, 1767 April 25


abstractCopy of an advertisement that promises a reward for the return of a stolen mare.

handwritingThe note is in Wheelock's hand, which is small, informal and occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperLong, thin strip of paper is in good condition, with light staining and wear.


Modernized Version Deletions removed; additions added in; modern spelling and capitalization added; unfamiliar abbreviations expanded.

Advertisement. Stolen out of the enclosure of William Pease of Canajoharie on Mohawk River in the County of Albany  on the Evening following the 27th of September last. a red roan Mare. better than 14 hands high — could both pace and Trot — had a  short Tail — four white feet — Branded [illegible][guess: D]. (being Durham Brand .) She was Somewhat hipped  on the right Side which was but little to be Seen when she was fat — She was five years old — and was then in the service  of Mr. Samuel Johnson, a Member of Yale College, and also a member of the Indian Charity School under the Care  of the subscriber — He was then employed as a schoolmaster among the Mohawks — It was Strongly suspected that  she was Stolen by a young man a Shoemaker who had Said he belonged to Pennsylvania on or near to Susquehanna  River, he was seen in said pasture a little before the mare was missing and two or three Days after both the man and Beast  according to the description passed By [illegible][guess: Sapus] Mountain. Whoever will secure said mare — and deliver her into the care of  the Rev. John Brainerd of mount Hollis in new Jersey, or convey her to me shall have six Dollars Reward and all necessary Charges  paid by me Eleazar Wheelock 
Copy of advertisement  for the Rogue that stole  S. Johnsons horse  April 27. 1767.