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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 1 Browse Search
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last evening, growing out of the preliminary enforcement of the conscription act. It appears that Mr. David Howe and Mr. Wesley Hill, connected with enrolling office, District Four, were engaged yesterday noon in serving notices to those who had beely treated, as will be seen further on. Mr Howe was in the act of leaving a notice at No. 146 Prince street, when he and Mr. Hill were set upon with violence by a small crowd which had been following them. Mr. Hill immediately escaped and proceeded Mr. Hill immediately escaped and proceeded as quickly as possible to the provost-marshal's office, No. 106 Sudbury street, to inform Captain Howe of what was taking place. Mr. Howe was pushed and hustled, and finally struck upon the head. At this point Officer Wilkins, of Station One, arrivs the wounds of Howe, and found five or six cuts about his head, his eyes swelled, and face severely bruised. Meanwhile Mr. Hill, escaping from the mob, reported the difficulty at the office of the Provost-Marshal. A force of police officers was