ESCAPE FROM PRISON,
REWARD OF TEN GUINEAS.
WHEREAS yesterday evening, several Convicts, at present in confinement in the Jail of Aberdeen, under sentence of Transportation, having made an attempt to break out of Prison; and one of them, of the name of WILLIAM LEES, who was sentenced by the Circuit Court of Justiciary, held here about eight months ago, to transportation beyond the sea for seven years, for Stealing from the Shop of ARTHUR MILNER, Merchant in Aberdeen, having effected his Escape, on the foresaid occasion:
A REWARD OF TEN GUINEAS
Is hereby offered to any person, who shall apprehend the said William Lees, and lodge him in any of His Majesty's Jails; the Reward to be paid by Alexander Cadenhead, Advocate in Aberdeen, Procurator Fiscal for the City and Liberties thereof.
N.B. - - The said William Lees is a native of England - about 13 years of age - 5 feet 3 or 4 inches high - of a pale complexion - - light coloured short hair - - a little pitted with the small pox - - has rather a short neck, and is of a broad make, and speaks the English dialect - - was dressed when he made his escape, in a blue jacket and canvas trowsers, and a light coloured vest, without having any thing upon his head.
Aberdeen, 25th November, 1816.
Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 27th November 1816.