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Burning of the Quarantine Hospital.... The slave ship Echo...



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September 03, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The Unsheltered Sick" and more.
Page 4 includes: "Later From Utah--Movements of Troops--The Utah Election--Everything Quiet"  as well as a brief item on: "The Slaver Echo", noting: "...that the Africans be retained by the U.S. Marshal & that they are not subject to the laws of South Carolina."
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War