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Executive Mercy and the Bambers

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Date made: n.d.
Maker: Clay, Edward Williams; Robinson, Henry R.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.; 26.035 x 40.005 cm
ID number: DL*60.3339
Negative number: 2003-19880


Black and white print of a man in a uniform (Governor William L. Marcy) seated on a throne labeled "Excelsior," with his foot on a document labeled "U.S. Constitution." Underneath the throne are bags labeled "Spoils $10,000." On the right are two men (John Bamber Sr. and his son James Bamber of Antrim, Ireland) with ropes around their necks and chains on their hands and feet; their chains are being held by another man (Sheriff Jacob Acker) who carries a long cane or stick. Marcy is handing a warrant to the British Consul (Mr Buchanan) on the far left, authorizing the Sheriff of NY to deliver the men for the trial in Ireland. Another man (Richard Ricker, Recorder of the City of NY) is holding a writ of Habeas Corpus and speaking to Marcy. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.