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Reward for the Apprehension of the Ringleaders


"In Council of Safety, Philadelphia, August 27, 1776.

"Fifty Dollars Reward."

"Whereas a dangerous riot was excited this day, at or near the barracks of this city, and at the same time a great violence and abuse offered to the family of Mr˙ Lawrence Fegan, whereby his wife was wounded, his house robbed, and his property destroyed to a great amount: In order to discourage such wicked and mischievous practices for the future, and to bring the offenders to condign punishment, the Council of Safety hereby offer a reward of fifty dollars to any person who shall apprehend and convict the ringleaders and perpetrators of the above-mentioned riot and robbery.

"By order of the Council:
"DAVID RITTENHOUSE, Vice President."