August 08, 1863
The mob on the corner, below my house, had hung up a negro to the lamp-post. In mockery, a cigar was placed in his mouth. *  *  * For hours these scared negroes poured up Twenty-seventh Street, passing my house. *  *  * One old negro, 70 years old, blind as a bat, and such a cripple that he could hardly move, was led along by his equally aged wife with a few rags they had saved, trembling with fright, and not knowing where to go.”—Manhattan's Letter in the Standard, July 30th.

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