Isaac Davis was a house carpenter elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1794. Nothing is known of Davis's professional activity; however, in 1798 he robbed the Bank of Pennsylvania, then housed in Carpenters' Hall, of $160,000 in bank notes and gold. Davis confessed to the theft when he was questioned about the source of substantial deposits he had made in the same bank following the robbery. Davis disappeared before he could be brought to trial, and The Company expelled him from membership in 1799.
Roger W. Moss.
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