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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 24, 1817, a group of Irish Catholics disrupted a Tammany Hall meeting to protest the refusal to consider Thomas Addis Emmet for Congress. Emmet had been the brother of doomed Irish revolutionary Robert Emmet but thrived in exile, rising to the rank of New York State Attorney General. The mob broke furniture and used the sticks as weapons on the General Committee before being driven out.

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