1870 - SERIOUS FIRE AT MEREDITH.
A disastrous fire occurred at Meredith Bridge, Friday, the losses by which are as follows footing up nearly $23,000: J. Smith, Jr., building and goods, $4500, insured for $2500; W. E. S. Foss, building and goods, $4000 partially insured; T. B. Nichols, saloon $2000, insured for $1200; Oliver Thompson, saloon, $2000, no insurance. G. M. Burleigh lost a carriage worth $400, no insurance, and other carriages valued at $1200. E. W. Gound, furniture, $350; no insurance. Andrew Smith, of New York, machinery, $1000; no insurance. Waukawan Mills Co., building, $1000, and Hosiery Co., $3000; probably no insurance, B. D. Plaisted & Co., damages on store, $400; insured for $1200. Other losses are small. The fire is attributed by some to ashes carelessly disposed of. The buildings were well on fire when first discovered at 3 o'clock. Some of the occupants and family narrowly escaped with their lives.
The Farmers' Cabinet
Amherst, New Hampshire
April 14, 1870
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