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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
2 (1976)

B. The Carlisle Riot and its aftermath, 26 December 1787-20 March 1788,   pp. 670-708


Page 684

IV. AFTERMATH OF RATIFICATION
They have now fled to stubborn impudence, and infamous, unhallowed
falsehoods as the last presage of guilt. The threat in the concluding
paragraph is most despicable. They know or might have knoawn the
authors by applying to the printers. The reputation of the authors
is safe, for their account contained nothing but the truth, and as for
any other safety they are not very solicitous. The public are requested
to lend an ear to a publication, every line of which contaim an un-
truth; but if a doubt of the truth of the first account remains in their
mind, to remove the doubt by a candid inquiry, by reading the deposi-
tions in the hands of John Angew, Esquire, who will readiLy grant
them that permission.
1. John Montgomery commented upon the 16 January issue of the Gazette:
"thire is nothing but Stuff in it when our Bickering will be over I Know not for they
are Violent on Both Sides" (to William Irvine, 19 January, RC[LT], Mfm :Pa. 346).
2. Carlisle was an incorporated borough.
3. A United States military depot and arsenal, Carlisle Barracks, had been
located in Carlisle since the War for Independence.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court to
Sheriff Charles Leeper, 23 Januaryi
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania To [Charles] Leeper, Esquire,
Sheriff of the County of Cumberland.
Whereas, information is given to the Honorable William Augustus
Atlee, Jacob Rush, and George Bryan, esquires, justices of our Su-
preme Court of the said commonwealth, That John Jordar of the
borough of Carlisle in the county of Cumberland aforesaid esquire,
William Petriken of the same county yeoman, Samuel Gray of the
same county yeoman, Joseph Young of the same county yeoman,
Mathew Allison of the same county yeoman, William Barker of the
same county yeoman, Thomas Briceland of the same county yeoman,
George Logue of the same county yeoman, James Wallace of the same
county yeoman, John Steel of the same county yeoman, Joseph Steel
of the same county yeoman, John Rine of the same county yeoman,
Joseph Frazier of the same county yeoman, Andrew Steel of thle same
county yeoman, James Lamberton of the same county yeoman, Samuel
Grier of the same county yeoman, Bartholomew White of the same
county yeoman, Thomas Dixon of the same county yeoman, Samuel
Stewart of the same county yeoman, John Rhea of the same county
yeoman, and John Wren of the same county yeoman at the borough
of Carlisle in the county of Cumberland aforesaid on Wednes day the
twenty-sixth day of December now last past in a riotous, routous, and
unlawful manner, armed with sticks, staves, and clubs, did assemble
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