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House. Comm. on the Ursuline Convent. Report and Minority report, 1841
House No. 22 on February 4, 1841, the Committee considering the burning of the Ursuline Convent by a mob said it would not consider legislation.
However, there was a minority report that gave a history of the event and said the government was supposed to provide safety for its citizens, but
failed this time because law enforcement did not do its job. There was a law that said towns were liable for 3/4 of the amount of property damage in such
situations. The minority offered: Resolved: destruction of the Ursuline Convent was an outrage. Resolved: The Act concerning riots of 1839 provided
some security to the rights of citizens. Resolved: if the proprietors of Mount Benedict wanted the state to buy its property for a price including
the value of the buildings before they were destroyed, the state had a duty to do that. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by
the Library of Congress).
Title:   The committee of one from each county, to whom was referred the petition of J.G. Whittier and others, in relation to the burning of the Ursuline Convent, respectfully report.
OCLC Number:   1422022715
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