Document, 1775 January 19-December 18

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Kempe, John Tabor; Anthony, Theophilus; Franklin, John
Title:
Document, 1775 January 19-December 18
Date:
1775 January 19-December 18
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
11
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
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
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1775 January 19-December 18

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