Letter requesting assistance

Title

Letter requesting assistance

Subject

Broad Street Riot

Description

Letter to the Mayor and Aldermen requesting assistance after the writer's house was looted.

Creator

McMorrow, Charles

Source

0100.001 City Council Proceedings, City of Boston Archives

Date

14 June 1837

Rights

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Format

paper

Language

english

Type

text

Identifier

1837-0066-I

Text

Boston, June 14, 1837

Honourable Sirs,

My present circumstances caused by this riot on Sunday last, I am necessitated to take my pen to acquaint you of my present distress. I was walking on forte hill at the time the riot commenced with my childe which I have 3 more to prove. I came home with the child through a mass of people . I made my escape free from injury to the house on purchase st where I lived for some time. I had not ben long in til the mob broke in and plundered all that was in the place. The[y] [k]new not at that time the[y] were destroying the property of their own countrywoman til she was forced to throw her child out the windo[w] and go after herself.

All gentlemen, I hope will see to a poor sickly woman in distress in her own country . We have not one cent to pay for milk for the childe but the[y] have taken everything in our house was destroyed in fact.

Chs McMorrow, Purchase St, Boston

In the Board of Aldermen June 19, 1837. Read and ref'd to the com'er who has under the consideration the subject of investigating the origin and circumstances of the disturbance of the public peace.

Sent down for concurrence.

In Common Council June 22, 1837

Read and concurred

Hr. Mareto

Files

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Citation

McMorrow, Charles, “Letter requesting assistance ,” City of Boston Archives, accessed October 18, 2018, https://cityofbostonarchives.omeka.net/items/show/64.