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A another patriotic Pennsylvania citizen's letter, 1 1/3pp. 4to., written by Ira F. Gensel (eventually a Union officer who will die in action during the war), Doylestown, Penn., April 14, 1861 to a close female friend, reading, in part: "The excitement I wrote you about in my last letter…continues unabated and exceeds anything I ever saw. "The Palmetto Flag," a newspaper devoted to the interests of the South…was mobbed to-day in the city. Many are waiting to see tomorrow's issue of the Standard, if it contains anything supporting the south in their aggression on the Government. It will [be] mobbed as that is the determination of a good many of our people…tomorrow I am going to the city to see some of the excitement there. On Tuesday evening there will be a meeting held here for the purpose of organizing in a Military Corps. It's service…are to be forwarded to the President. Many will join and next week's Democrat will contain a list of them…among the number you will find the names of many acquaintances & some that you would not expect to see…Ira." Minor toning, else VG
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Philadelphia Newspaper Offices Are Raided By Angry Mobs After Supporting The Southern Cause Following The Bombardment of Fort Sumter.

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