Friday, December 29, 2006

Associated Press in 1837

December 29, 1837

COLONIES INVADED. AMERICAN ARMY IN DISARRAY. Riots against administration’s lies that led to war held in Boston, New York and Philadelphia .

“The Caroline Affair.” A Canadian militia crosses into New York State and burns an American steamboat, the Caroline, which was suspected of carrying supplies to Canadian rebels.

Washington Post reporting women, children and minorities most at risk of violence.

Update: Protestors meet President Van Buren with cries of “No blood for maple syrup.” Lucinda Sheehan chains herself to Presidential carriage.