Skip to comments.1741: Caesar and Prince, leaders of a plot to burn New York?
Posted on 05/10/2020 9:20:06 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
The first executions for New Yorks 1741 fires took place on this date in 1741, several weeks before any others. They were two slaves of regal name: Caesar, the property of a baker named John Vaarck, and Prince, who was owned by the merchant John Auboyneau.
The first thing to know about these two men is that they were arrested in the first days of March
more than two weeks before fire consumed Fort George and initiated Gothams burning season. Though Prince was out on bail (as were the tavern owners John and Sarah Hughson, also arrested at the same time), Caesar and his white lover Peggy Kerry had been under lock and key throughout the supposed arson spree, awaiting trial for burglary.
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Clearly fake news. Sid Caesar wasn’t born until 1922 and Prince Rogers Nelson wasn’t born until 1958.
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