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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

1883 Advertisement by Pelham Manor Protective Club Offering Reward for Information About Pelham Manor Depot Burglary

Yesterday I posted an item to the Historic Pelham Blog regarding the Pelham Manor Protective Club first established in 1881 as a "Vigilance Committee" to oversee the health and welfare of Pelham Manor residents a decade before the incorporation of the Village of Pelham Manor.  See:

Monday, November 16, 2009:  1879 Article About the Pelham Manor Protective Club.

Today's posting contains a copy (and transcribes the text) of an advertisement that appeared in the February 17, 1883 issue of the New Rochelle Pioneer offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of the Pelham Manor Depot on February 1, 1883.  The image appears immediately below followed by transcriptions of its text and a brief news reference to the same matter that appeared on the same page of the newspaper.

"$100 REWARD!
THE PELHAM MANOR PROTECTIVE CLUB will pay the above Reward for information that will secure the Arrest and Conviction of the parties who broke into the DEPOT and POST-OFFICE at PELHAM MANOR, on the night of February 1st, 1883.

By order of the Executive Committee.

Pelham Manor, N.Y., 1883."

Source:  $100 Reward!, New Rochelle Pioneer, Feb. 17, 1883, p. 1, col. 6.

"Liberal Reward.

Attention is called to the liberal reward, offered by the Pelham Manor Protective Club in another column, for the arrest and conviction of the parties, who robbed the depot and post office at Pelham Manor, on the night of February 1, 1883."

Source:  $100 Reward!, New Rochelle Pioneer, Feb. 17, 1883, p. 1, col.4.

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