Detail from Colton's 1867 Map of Westchester County

On Tuesday, at enrolling offices in the Westchester towns of Morrisania and West Farms (both towns later became part of the Bronx), crowds again destroyed lists of draftees, mobbed telegraph offices and tore up railroad tracks as far up the line as Yonkers. On Wednesday, a mob from Tuckahoe decided to march into Mount Vernon, with the intention of burning the houses of all resident Republicans. The men walked down the White Plains Post Road and onto Fourth Avenue. After some yelling and throwing of stones, they stopped for drinks at Gould's Hotel, where they were dissuaded from their more dire purposes.

In many instances, men were discouraged from rioting because the existence of a Democratic governor meant official sympathy for their cause. (The new governor, Horatio Seymour, supported neither Lincoln nor the war.) Such was the case at a meeting attended by the people of Morrisania and West Farms, in which John B. Haskin of West Farms spoke persuasively to the crowd against rioting, saying that it was possible the draft could be defeated through official channels.

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