From the Mercantile Journal of July 6, there is an item titled, A Disgraceful Act, addressed to a “Mr. Sleeper”, it is signed by “A Protestant Clergyman”. It describes a picture of a Catholic Priest, seen on July 4th, displayed on an Engine house wall, which had several bullets in it, evidently used as a target. It decries that such a thing, on such a day, should be displayed on a city building “ in such a country of freedom, and tolerance.”
On July 7th, a letter to the Editor, tells of a similar picture of a Protestant clergyman, which had been carried through the streets of Boston on an Engine Company, displayed to be fired at, and labeled as George Thompson.
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