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May 12, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 12, 1849 A page 3 report headed "Most Afflicting and Fatal Tumults In the City of New York" give details about the riot at the Astor Opera House that resulted in twenty-two deaths. The report says that amond those arrested was Ned Buntline, who supposedly helped precipitate the riot, and was later know for his dime novels and for dubbing William Cody as "Buffalo Bill". Some talk about the cause of the riot too. First leaf is uneven at the bottom causing minor unrelated loss, light dampstaining in the lower left corner, traces of foxing.

Category: Pre-Civil War