Friday, July 6, 2012

Interesting Personal Ad in the Newspaper

So this is not about the actual war, but it's a little glimpse of domestic life from the time. It sounds very similar to a runaway slave ad, especially the final line.

It is from the Covington Journal of July 4, 1862.

Whereas my wife Mary Hathaway has left my bed and board without any cause therefore; This is to warn all persons not to harbor or trust her on my account as I shall pay no bills of her contracting after this date, and shall hold all persons responsible for harboring her away from my house. I shall demand all money she shall earn as wages. 

July 3, 1862,   John Hathaway

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