[Ads-l] Facebookery: early(?) _his_ to "their"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 27 18:30:27 EDT 2018

>From a WANTED flyer for an English run-away slave:

"_Whoever_ fecures [the Black Boy, named Lewis, about 16 years old: he
fpeaks Englifh very well] and gives notice of, or fends him to [his owner]
the faid Dormer Sheppard, fhall have _their_ Charges paid, and a Guinea

The flyer is dated 13 December 1707.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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