In Philadelphia, angry crowds threaten the offices of the city's southern-based newspaper
A large and angry crowd gathered on Chestnut Street outside the offices of The Palmetto Flag, a southern newspaper published in the city by Town and Company. Mayor Alexander Henry made a personal appearance from one of the windows of the building and this, along with a pledge from the owners to suspend publication, was enough eventually to avert a violent incident. (By John Osborne)
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 753.