time, had passed down the river to New
York, while all the others, including Mrs.
T.,were arrested and imprisoned. Vigor¬
ous measures were adopted to secure
Jacob. Two parties were sent in pur¬
suit of him; one of which traced him to
New York, where he was arrested and
returned up the river to Haverstraw.
Jacob at first denied having any know¬
ledge of the murder, but appeared greatly
distressed. He continued firm in his de
nial, resisting the solicitation and advice
of his attendants, till the latter part of the
night following his arrest, when he made
a full confession, and gave a minute rela¬
tion of the whole transaction. This he
repeated in all his subsequent conversa¬
tions and critical examinations in court.
He also gave to me the same accc unt
ubstantially, as late as the summer of
From Haverstraw he was taken to
Goshen, and after being examined before
five magistrates, was fully committed to