Escaped from New-Gate Prison on the 10th of July inst. Four Prisoners
– One by the name of JOHN LARKIN, about 30 years old, six feet three
or four inches high, slim built, light complexion, dark eyes, dark hair,
professes to be a Physician.-One by the name of WILLIAM DIXON,
about 30 years old 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, stocky built, light
complexion, light eyes, and dark hair, had a large scar on one of his
wrists and hand, an Englishman.-One by the name of JOHN ELLIOT,
about 28 or 30 years old, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, stocky built, light
complexion, light eyes and light hair.-One by the name of LEVY KNAP,
about 40 years old, 6 feet high, slim built, light complexion, light eyes
and dark hair,-They all wore the marks of Irons on their legs. They
wore away cloth Caps, tow Shirts and tow Pantaloons, dark coloured
Vests all very black and dirty.
The above prisoners were quarrying Stone about half a mile from
the Prison, with a guard of three men, whom they attacked and took
their arms from them and threatened immediate death if they offered
to prevent their going. They carried two guns of the Springfield
Manufactory with them.
The above reward will be given for the apprehension of the four
or $10 for each, and all reasonable charges paid.
E TULLER, Prisoner Keeper.
New-Gate Prison, July 10th.
N.B. Two of the above mentioned Prisoners viz. LARKIN and DIXON
were taken yesterday afternoon, in East Hartford Meadows. They
were discovered by Capt. Washburn and Mr. Gouge of this city, and
taken by Sergr. Barker of New-Gate Prison, Capt. Washburn, Mr.
George and three or four gentlemen from East Hartford.
Connecticut [Hartford] Courant, July 13, 1819