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Regarding the pursuit of the men who apprehended Pickering

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PublicationHazard, Samuel., et al, eds. Pennsylvania Archives vol. 11. Philadelphia: Joseph Severns & Co. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 29, 1788
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Wilkesbarre
Recipient Name Benjamin Franklin (primary)
Summary Pickering reports on the status of the men who apprehended him and the subsequent pursuit of the suspects by Captain Rosewell Franklin. Captain Franklin followed the offenders up the river. Joseph Dudley, Nathan Abbot, and Benjamin Abbot were all apprehended after a confrontation. Captain Franklin is coordinating with people upriver to ensure the capture of all offenders. John Jenkins is preparing to move to the Lakes with his wife. Daniel and Benjamin Earl have offered to turn State's evidence. William Carney's father has requested leniency for him. Noah Phelps intends to surrender himself. Joseph Dudley was wounded in his capture and is too ill to be put in jail. Some of those who were arrested on suspicion of being part of the conspiracy to capture Pickering are now being released due to want of evidence, while others are being denied bail. By the time Pickering closes the letter, Joseph Dudley has died from the wounds inflicted during his apprehension.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Printed in Pennsylvania Archives vol. 11, 359-362
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Franklin; Timothy Pickering; Joseph Dudley; John Tuttle; Captain Rosewell Franklin; offenders; Nathan Abbot; Benjamin Abbot; Captain Franklin's men; woman; son; John Jenkins; wife; York Lessees; Justices; Chief Justice; Judges; Supreme Court; Daniel Earl; Benjamin Earl; Joseph Earl; father; William Carney; Esquire Smith; Noah Phelps; small children; Captain Ross; elderly men; Reynolds; Martin Dudley; Gideon Dudley; Joseph Kilborn; Timothy Kilborn; Aaron Kilborn; Nathan Abbott; Ephraim Tyler; Thomas Kinney; Stephen Jenkins; Gideon Church; volunteers; Benjamin Harvey; ;
Related Places Wilkesbarre; Standing Stone; river; Wysock's creek; Sheshequenunk; Tioga; Lakes; York; Easton jail; Easton; jail; Shawnee flat; ;
Keywords crime; wound; fatigue; rains; canoe; arms; ammunition; capture; surrender; ford; memorandum; State's Evidence; passport; bail; harvest; hay; grain; false information and threats; reward; expedition; confinement; evidence; plot; ;
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