Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 8, Section 2
Chapter 8, page 239-240.
During the summer of 1854 anti-Catholic sentiments ran high. A mob in Bath, incited by a street preacher, ransacked and burned the Protestant church that had been rented by Catholics as a place of worship. The Know-Nothing party was held responsible for this act. See also Record #5283.
May Agnes Tincker's book The House of York(1872) chronicled the anti Irish Catholic sentiment.