ESCAPE FROM THE JAIL OF ELGIN.
WHEREAS, JOHN FORBES, Ship Carpenter, last at Fochabers, incarcerated at the instance of the Procurator of the Sheriff Court of Elginshire, effected his Escape from the Jail of this place, on Friday evening the 24th current.
The Magistrates of Elgin hereby offer
A REWARD OF FIVE GUINEAS,
to any person who shall apprehend and secure the said John Forbes; besides all expences incurred on his apprehension, to be paid by the Town Treasurer.
By order of the Magistrates,
PAT. DUFF, Town-Clerk.
Description. - The said John Forbes is about 5 feet 9 inches high; dark complexioned, black hair, black eyes, with arched eye-brows, about 22 years of age, an active figure; and had on, at the time of his escape, a long blue coat, and grey trowsers.
Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 29th January 1817.