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Holiday celebrations get out of hand at a Boston hotel as young guests and employees brawl

Boston, Massachusetts, 1857
12/24/1860
Boston newspapers reported an altercation at a leading city hotel involving four young male guests, including several Harvard students.  Two hotel employees had been celebrating when the young guests returned and a fight broke out.  Several of the guests were badly beaten and one student fired three shots from a pistol.  All recovered from their injuries and the two hotel employees were dismissed.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"A Serious Affray in One of the Boston Hotels," New York Herald, December 29, 1860, p. 4. 

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