Do Not Seek Absolution I is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. This mission can be completed in both Chapter 5 and Chapter 6.

Mission overview

Edith Downes tells Arthur that her son, Archie, is working at the Annesburg Mine. Arthur heads to the mine, to find Archie being goaded by the foreman, Mr. Dockery.


Arthur arrives at the mine in Annesburg, and finds the miners tormenting Archie Downes. Arthur threatens the men, telling them to leave Archie alone. The foreman, Mr. Dockery, quickly becomes irritated, and confronts Arthur. After shouting at Arthur to leave, which comes to no avail, he and a fellow miner engage in a fistfight with Arthur.

Arthur defeats the two men in the brawl, and threatens the others by saying he will fight anybody else who wishes to bully Archie. He condescends the miners, shaming them for victimizing a young boy, and sends Archie away on a horse.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Complete within 1 minute and 20 seconds.

Video walkthrough


Completing this Honor story mission strand is associated with these trophies/achievements:

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Reach maximum or minimum Honor level.

30 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete all optional Honor story missions.

50 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Earn 70 Gold Medals in Story missions.

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 6: Beaver Hollow
"Visiting Hours""Do Not Seek Absolution I""Do Not Seek Absolution II""Of Men and Angels""Money Lending and Other Sins VI""Money Lending and Other Sins VII""The Course of True Love IV""The Course of True Love V""Just a Social Call""A Rage Unleashed""Goodbye, Dear Friend""Archeology for Beginners""Honor, Amongst Thieves""The Fine Art of Conversation""The Delights of Van Horn""Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow I""Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow II""The Bridge to Nowhere""Favored Sons""The King's Son""My Last Boy""Our Best Selves""Red Dead Redemption"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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