2Daniel Drayton was a native of New Jersey who had spent
several years following the water. He had risen from cook to captain in the
wood-carrying business from the Maurice River to Philadelphia. Eventually he engaged in
coast traffic from Philadelphia southward. He seemed to have drifted quite naturally from
strong humane impulses, intensified by an old-time spiritual conversion, into a settled
conviction that the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man was a reality and that it
was duty to do what he could to assist those in bondage.
3The only punishment meted out to Judson Diggs for his act of
betrayal, so far as is known, was that by a party of young men who, shortly after the
occurrence, took him from his cart and after considerable rough handling, threw him into
the little stream that in those days and indeed for many years thereafter, took its way
along the north side of the old John Wesley Church, then located at a spot directly
opposite the north corner of the Convent of the Sacred Heart on Connecticut Avenue,
between L and M Streets.
5The case against Drayton and Sayres was prosecuted by Philip
Barton Key, the District Attorney, before Judge Crawford, and on appeal the prisoners were
sentenced to pay a fine of $10,000 and to remain in jail until the same should be paid.