Aug 8, 2017
In December 1763 a group of miscreants known as "The Paxton Boys" led raids into Lancaster County. They murdered and mutilated an entire community of Iroquois Conestoga people. Men, women and children. A month later after the facts were gathered Benjamin Franklin wrote a lengthy article called "A Narrative of the Late Massacres" in which he chides the murders and also the colony of Pennsylvania as a whole for letting their apathy allow this horrible event to take place. In this short episode Andrew will read excerpts from Franklin's article.
Direct Quotes taken from "A Narrative of the Late Massacres" by Benjamin Franklin 1764