The Cotton Factory, situate near Watertown Bridge, on Thursday morning last, about half past 7 o'clock, was, in the short space of about two hours, almost wholly destroyed. The fire originated in the garret, and probably is another instance of spontaneous combustion, from the cotton litter and sweeping of the Factory. The loss is extremely heavy, being estimated from 20 to 22,000 dollars, and falls principally upon Messrs. Wiswall & Hunting. The only insurance upon this property was effected in New-York, for 6000 dollars.
The Salem Gazette
June 4, 1822