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Great Riots of New York 1712 to 1873

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Author: J.T. Headley
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,498 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 468
mnybks.net#: 3416
Genre: History
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trange Assortment of Plunder gathered in the Cellars and Shanties of the Rioters.--Search for it exasperates the Irish.--Noble Conduct of the Sanitary Police.--Sergeant Copeland.-- Prisoners tried.--Damages claimed from the City.--Number of Police killed.--Twelve hundred Rioters killed.--The Riot Relief Fund.--List of Colored People killed.--Generals Wool and Sandford's Reports.--Their Truthfulness denied.--General Brown vindicated.

CHAPTER XXI.

ORANGE RIOTS OF 1870 AND 1871.

Religious Toleration.--Irish Feuds.--Battle of Boyne Water.--Orangemen.-- Origin and Object of the Society.--A Picnic at Elm Park.--Attacked by the Ribbonmen.--The Fight. After Scenes.--Riot of 1871.--Conspiracy of the Irish Catholics to prevent a Parade of Orangemen.--Forbidden by the City Authorities.--Indignation of the People.--Meeting in the Produce Exchange.--Governor Hoffman's Proclamation.--Morning of the 12th.--The Orangemen at Lamartine Hall.--Attack on the Armories.--The Harpers thr

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