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In upstate New York, state militia march to suppress anti-rent resistance to evictions.

Albany County, New York, 1857
07/18/1866

A long standing upstate New York habit of resisting evictions for non-payment of rents had in the past, notably in the 1840s, resulted in death and violence in several counties.  When another "Anti-Rent War" seemed to have broken out in Albany County, Governor Reuben Fenton dispatched on this day more than a hundred soldiers of the Tenth Regiment of the National Guard to Knox, New York to maintain order and assist local officials with evictions.  Although the reception was cold and hostile, the troops carried out their mission without violence breaking out and returned to their barracks after just a week.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"New York," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 543-544.
"The Anti-Rent War," New York Times, July 19, 1866.

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