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Today in 1831 William Cullen Bryant, editor of the New York Evening Post, assaults William L. Stone with a whip for publishing insults against him in the Commercial Advertiser; Stone retaliates with his cane until the two are pulled apart.

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Today in 1831 William Cullen Bryant, editor of the New York Evening Post, assaults William L. Stone with a whip for publishing insults against him in the Commercial Advertiser; Stone retaliates with his cane until the two are pulled apart.

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