Author Topic: John Jennings, a Christiansbrunn rifle, & a Highland pistol  (Read 633 times)

Offline spgordon

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John Jennings, a Christiansbrunn rifle, & a Highland pistol
« on: January 12, 2022, 05:00:46 PM »
In late 1763, Moravian authorities presented a rifle made at Christian's Spring (presumably by Andreas Albrecht) to John Jennings, sheriff of Northampton County. They were grateful "for the great Care & Trouble he had on bringing" the Moravian Indians to Philadelphia. (This was part of the Paxton crisis of 1763-1764.) The rifle was valued at 6.0.0.



Jennings seemed to like guns (and didn't return ones that he borrowed). Yesterday I found this 1773 letter among a pile of unrelated Northampton County administrative accounts.




« Last Edit: January 12, 2022, 05:22:10 PM by spgordon »
Check out: The Lost Village of Christian's Spring
https://christiansbrunn.web.lehigh.edu/
And: The Earliest Moravian Work in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide
https://www.moravianhistory.org/product-page/moravian-activity-in-the-mid-atlantic-guidebook

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Re: John Jennings, a Christiansbrunn rifle, & a Highland pistol
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 05:30:51 PM »
Wonderful stuff - thanks for posting. Love these little details of life.
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Re: John Jennings, a Christiansbrunn rifle, & a Highland pistol
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 05:51:01 PM »
Great slice of history there.  Thanks
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