“Disturbance in Philadelphia,” New York Times, November 7, 1857, p. 1: 6.
New York Times
Disturbance in Philadelphia
Wes McCoy, Dickinson College
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Disturbance in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, Nov. 6.
Some excitement was occasioned in town today, by a gang of about a dozen men armed with muskets, appearing in the streets, carrying a banner bearing the inscription, “We will protect the poor,” and with a loaf of bread pictured upon it. The police dispersed them and captured all their guns.