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Patriotism of Young People Annoys Citizens

Event date: Jul 12, 1844

The Fourth of July — This great National festival passed away without any public notice by our citizens. They were, however, most intensely annoyed by the patriotism of the younger portion of the community. At midnight the streets were filled with boys who commenced and kept up until broad day light, an incessant discharge of fire arms. During the day these young patriots seemed to be bountifully supplied with pistols, guns and small cannon, with which they kept up a constant firing in our principal streets.

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