Destruction of Birnery’s Press

On the 30th of July, at 6 p.m. “a large concourse of people assembled at the Exchange, …. they proceeded to the office of the Philanthropist, broke in, smashed the windows, and demolished every thing they could lay their hands on, scattered the editor’s books and papers in the street, dragged the press, amid shouts of triumph, to the river, broke it in pieces, and threw the fragments to the bottom …..”   (Liberator, Aug 13, 1836, pg 3)

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