Full TitleA full and complete account of the late awful riots in Philadelphia : embellished with ten engravings.
Date Added 13 January 2014
Language English
Publish Date 1844
Publisher Philadelphia : John B. Perry
Topic Philadelphia (Pa.) > Riots, 1844.
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OA F158.44.F9 1844 60 p., 1 ℓ., 36, 14 p. : pl. ; 15 cm. Howes, P-294. Marginalia. Partial title: Riots in Philadelphia. Contains "Tremendous riots in Southwark" with separate pagination. An account of the anti-Catholic riots which broke out in the Philadelphia suburb of Kensington during May of 1844, during which 9 people were killed, 20 wounded and 3 Catholic churches burned to the ground. Appended to the principal account is a 36 page description of the July riots in Southwark, another Philadelphia suburb, in which a Nativist mob attacked the parishioners of St. Philip's Church, disbanded their militia, badly beat fleeing Catholics and set fire to the church.