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In Morris, Illinois, while the whole population is in patriotic celebration, safecrackers attempt to rob the town's bank

Grundy County, Illinois, 1857
While almost the whole town of Morris, Illinois was celebrating on the streets the news of General Lee's surrender in Virginia, several miscreants were taking to the opportunity of make an attempt to rob the local bank.  The bank's cashier reported later that the substantial safe in the Grundy County Bank resisted their efforts.  The would-be robbers, reportedly, only succeeded in breaking a handle on the safe before giving up and fleeing.  No arrest were made immediately.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Attempt to Rob the Grundy County National Bank, at Morris, Ill.," Chicago Tribune, p. 1.