Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stole Hance's Rig and Money

New York, 1895

Benjamin Hance, of Far Rockaway, visited Jamaica on Sunday, and informed Constable Ashmead that a man named Piersen, in his employ, had stolen his horse, buggy, blankets, and $102. Saturday morning Hance received a telegram calling him to New York. Piersen drove him to the station. He then told the man to drive the horse home, and taking a roll of bills, $102, from his pocket, told him to give the money to Mrs. Hance. On his return in the evening Mr. Hance was surprised to learn that his wife had not seen Piersen or the money.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, Feb. 8, 1895, p. 12.

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