Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

!! Connaught Journal; Aug 26, 1824 "NY Riot"

Expand Messages
  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, August 26, 1824 IRISH RIOT IN NEW YORK - On Monday afternoon, it being the anniversary of the battle of the Boyne, a
    Message 1 of 1 , May 19, 2005
    • 0 Attachment
      THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
      Galway, Thursday, August 26, 1824

      IRISH RIOT IN NEW YORK - On Monday afternoon, it being the anniversary of the
      battle of the Boyne, a number of Irish Protestants undertook to celebrate the
      day in this free country, which cares not a rush for King William, the battle of
      the Boyne, Vinegar-hill, the Stuarts or Plantaganets. They assembled at
      Greenwich, with drum and fife and flags, and grog, and becoming turbulent and
      disorderly, they excited the ire and indignation of the Irish Catholic, who
      hoisted an emblematical flag, obtained a drum and fife, and formed an opposite
      procession, and the parties having come in contact, a furious fight ensued,
      which resulted in sundry broken heads and bloody noses, together with many
      violent and revengeful expressions. Complaints were made against 33 rioters, who
      were bound over to take their trial for the riot, and assault and
      battery.--National Advertiser, July 22.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.