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Call Number/Catalog Number B 0026
Title Untitled.
Collection Broadside collection
Object Name Broadside
Creator Selden, William.
Description Handbill issued June 7, 1858 by William Selden, Marshall of the District [of Columbia] and Commander of the Troops, listing regulations for "The Special Police".
Search Terms District of Columbia 1858 handbill listing regulations for "The Special Police".
Date 1858
People Selden, William
Tyler, Henry
Dates of Creation 1858
Early date 1858
Level of description Item
Notes A handwritten note on reverse states, "This order was issued by Col. Wm. Selden to put down the 'plug uglies' from [Baltimore] who came over here to prevent a fair election. It was not until Col. Henry B. Tyler chief of the Marines at the Arsenal fired upon the crowd doing some damage that peace was restored. Col. Tyler had to bring his cannon to [illegible] upon the crowd of plug uglies or know nothings wounding some that the City became quiet."