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In Philadelphia, angry crowds threaten the offices of the city's southern-based newspaper

Philadelphia, 1860, zoomable map
04/15/1861
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) 
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 753.

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