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Benjamin Franklin and The Quaker Murders

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McElroy, John Harmon
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Everyone in Philadelphia thinks Jacob Maul, the Quaker stonecutter, is a murderer. How could there be any doubt? In September of 1785, two women were found dead on his propertyone of them in his bedwith bruise marks on their throats. The only person who comes to a different conclusion is the citys most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin.
But at seventy-nine years of age, Franklin doesnt want to acquire a reputation for solving his neighbors problems. Instead, he recruits a younger man, Revolutionary War veteran James Jamison, to make inquiries under his direction and collect information that could prove the Quakers innocence. Franklins considerable intelligence guides Jamison, but as the investigation unfolds, details emerge that threaten to dismantle the great mans assumptions.
The Quaker Murders contains rich details about both Benjamin Franklin and life in eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a large, bustling city that was still recovering from the rigors of the war for independence.

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