Document, 1775 January 19-December 18

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Kempe, John Tabor (Author)
Anthony, Theophilus (Addressee)
Franklin, John (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1775 January 19-December 18
Abstract
Papers relating to the action of assault and batter, Theophilus Anthony v. John Franklin. Jay is the attorney for John Franklin who is accused by T. Anthony of assaulting and beating him on the New York dock. The assault occurred after a dispute over the defendant's use of a wharf in which the plaintiff was interested. Franklin also accused of abusing Anthony verbally. Anthony at first refused to fight but after pushing Franklin, he was beaten unmercifully. Franklin maintained that the case should be dropped because it was a case of self-defense. The suit was for 500 pounds. The trial was held 1 April 1775 with John T. Kempe attorney for Anthony.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1775 January 19-December 18
Physical Description
11
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Also In
The papers of John Jay