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    [New York City Draft Riots]. Autograph Letter to Mrs. J. J. Mitchell. Four integral pages, 7.75" x 9.75", New York, July 17, 1863. The letter, from her daughter Maria, describes the three days of "...tumult and confusion..." caused by "...angry groups of Irishmen...threatening vengeance on all Republicans, abolitionists & government contractors..." following the passage of new laws forcing men to join the army to fight in the war. With original transmittal envelope.

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    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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