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1823 - Fire

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A cotton factory at Meredith, New-Hampshire was totally consumed on Thursday, the 12th inst; Such was the rapidity of the flames that the building was destroyed in 37 minutes, and of seven females, who were at work in the upper part of the building when the fire broke out and whose escape was cut off by the progress of the flames, six were compelled to leap from a window 30 feet from the ground, and were much injured in fractures and bruises, and one was taken, almost suffocated, from a small window. The factory contained 700 spindles and 20 looms; and the loss is estimated at between 25 and $30,000.


American Mercury
Hartford, Connecticut
February 25, 1823

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