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House. Select Comm. on G. Bradburn's Petition. Report, 1842
SEE ALSO 53569 House No. 30 A Select Committee considered the petition of George Bradburn and issued a report. Nearly eight years ago, a mob
attacked and burned the Ursuline Convent and drove the nuns and students into the woods. No law enforcement people made any attempt to defuse the crowd
or stop the riot. The Committee laid out a proposition: there was an implied contract between the state and property owners that the state would
preserve property against such destruction. The Committee talked about this idea for several pages and the talked about a civil society. They also
discussed the absence of laws to manage mobs. The Ursulines had not rebuilt the convent. The Committee offered an order: A Select Committee of five men
would develop a damage figure and either give the Ursulines cash or buy the deserted property. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally
held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The select committee of this House, to whom was referred the petition of George Bradburn, praying the Legislature to indemnify the proprietors of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown, have had the subject under consideration and report ... / Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
OCLC Number:   1424479054
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