"Bribes, Threats and Alarms" [Manuscript]. [Trial]. [Pennsylvania]. [Grand Jury Presentment Concerning Improprieties in a Rape Case]. [Erie County, PA, August 8, 1834]. 4 pp. 13" x 8" bifolium, docketed on verso of second leaf. Horizontal fold lines, a few with minor tears, light browning and minor edgewear. Content in small hand filling three pages. Item accompanied by typed transcription. $1,250. * This appears to be a document from an unrecorded rape case. It reads, in part: "We the grand jurors... have become satisfied that the following persons are also guilty of a wicked and felonious rape, upon the body of Nancy Burns viz., Wm. Harper, Lorentine Miller, David McCummins and that proper measures be pursued for the arrest and punishment of these persons, whom we also learn have fled the country. The grand jurors further present, that ample proof has been given before them to show that some persons whose name are unknown to them have by bribes, threats and alarms, spirited away one of two or three very important witnesses in this very important matter..."
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