"an unfortunate Man, bore down by popular prejudice."
In December of 2011, I did some research on my ancestral beginnings here in the New World. I found a lot of information, but none of it complete. Seems trying to retrace steps made by others 200 plus years ago is not that easy. At least for this dimwit anyway.
I forged ahead and collected quite a bit of history on my great, great, great Grandfather, John Roberts lll, previously of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. On November 4, 1778 he was hanged for high treason by the then provisional government set up by the Colonists in Pennsylvania.
Anyway, I recently attempted another search on the Mill that bore his name. I was rewarded with even more information and images from the archives of the Lower Merion Historical Society.
The letter at the left is one of the finds. It is a letter penned by my forebear sometime before he was hanged. I am having trouble reading it, but from what I can gather he was facing up to his fate with backbone and acceptance.
The quote at the top from this letter pretty much sums up his sad end.
If anyone would care to know more based on my previous posts:
The Traitor or "Republica v. John Roberts - a different perspective
The Haunted House
The site I got the letter from - Lower Merion Historical Society
So I actually posted something not angry and with no mention of ....................
Keep it 'tween the ditches ............