"A band of lawless ruffians, who would rather spill human blood to purchase a meal than till the generous earth for the sake of its abundance; this band, armed with such weapons of offence as violence or robbery have placed within their reach, positively await the coming of the supplies that they may feed their own wants even at the risk of their lives, and despoil the famished creatures for whom the succour is intended."

Armed. (1847, October 10). Pictorial Times.