"Schedule of Property Destroyed or Stolen by a Riotous Mob, July 12, 1863"

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NYLP ID number: 1819712
Harry A. Williamson Papers. Sc Micro R-3984, Reel 1, Box 1, folder 3

Date:

1863

Creator:

Albro Lyons

Rights:

Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Ashamed of what had happened to their city during the Draft Riots, New York's merchant class set up a Committee of Merchants for the Relief of Colored People offering all black New Yorkers whose property had been destroyed or stolen to submit claims for compensation. Albro submitted a lengthy list of items and eventually received $500 in compensation.

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Citation

Albro Lyons, “"Schedule of Property Destroyed or Stolen by a Riotous Mob, July 12, 1863",” Black Gotham Archive, accessed January 17, 2018, http://archive.blackgothamarchive.org/items/show/12.