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DISGRACEFUL.- The old Garrison Abolition Society, which held their anniversary in New York last week, was broken up by a gang of rowdies, headed by Capt. Rynders, leader of the Empire Club of loco focos, on Wednesday. Mr. Garrison read a resolution declaring that abolitionism was the true test of a Christian, which "opened the ball."- There were loud calls, for Douglass, cries of derision at Mr. Burley's hair, cheers for Gen. Taylor, spatting of hats down over colored ears, calls for the Police by Mr. Garrison, &c. Every insult that words could convey was directed against the abolitionists, who, in turn, denounced the rabble as a "God-abandoned people," as hypocrites and slaves," &c.- The mob were incited to the disgraceful set, by the New York Herald and Globe.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The American Anti-Slavery Society held an anniversary meeting in New York City in May, 1850. Frederick Douglass braved a mob to attend the meeting on May 7 so he could address the Society. The mob was led by Isaiah Rynders, the Tammany boss of the notorious sixth ward, chief of the Five Points gangs of the city and founder of the Empire Club, which rallied the Democrats of the city. This riot and the disruption of the American Anti-Slavery Society meeting received national attention, even being reported in this Greenfield, Massachusetts, newspaper. The Gazette & Mercury was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 27, 1837 to July 13, 1841, when it changed its name to the Gazette & Courier.

 

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"Disgraceful" article about mob at Garrison Abolition Society's anniversary celebration from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   May 13, 1850
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   3.75"
height   4.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.102


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