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Broadside, 1pp.. 8-1/4"x11-1/2", entitled "My Friends" and was "Sold by the American News" of New York, It reads in part: "…When in July 1863, the City of New York was under the reign of a mob, when stores were closed, workshops shut, cars and stages laid up, alarm bells ringing, dwellings burning, inoffensive women and children seeking prisons for safety, unoffending men hanging and roasting at lamp posts, the horizon lighted up by burning orphan asylums, at such a time when no man felt safe, when every citizen had to guard his home, when peaceful law-abiding citizens had to patrol the streets for mutual protection, when law and order were as it seemed, dead, when arson, plunder, murder, and all the infernal passions of a brutalized mob were holding high carnival, and civilization went draped in mourning, then HORATIO SEYMOUR. the candidate of the McClellan Confederate Peace Democracy for Governor of New York, requested the men doing these bloody deeds, to meet him in front of the City Hall in New York, and there began his coaxing, blarneying address to them, with the words "MY FRIENDS."…It then lists the votes received by Seymour in the 1862 election, which is followed with "These Election Districts figure on our Police Books as containing Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three Groggeries, Two Hundred and Seventy-nine notorious brothels, One Hundred and Seventy places where thieves and ruffians habitually resort, One hundred and Five Policy Shops, with Gambling and Dance Houses to match, and also embraces the haunts of the Murders, Robbers, and Incendiaries, who figured in the 'Reign of Terror,' in July, 1863…" Fine.
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New York City Draft Riots Broadside

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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