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The press reports that a draft enroller in Berks County, Pennsylvania resigns in fear of his life

Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1857
06/06/1863
According to press reports, the registering officer for the draft in Brecknock Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, a Quaker named Joseph Dickerson, resigned his position after some severe intimidation.  Two nights before, his home was badly damaged in an attack, and the next day he was left a note telling him his "grave was dug."  Such reports became commonplace as the conscription law began to take effect.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Copperhead Resistance to the Enrollment in Berks County, Pa.," Chicago Tribune, June 10, 1863, p. 1. 

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