Friday, April 24, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: Fire and Loss of Life

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
22 October 1855

FIRE AND LOSS OF LIFE -- About one o'clock on Sunday morning, the 14th inst., a calamity took place at Falkland, the farm of Mr. John Hill Carter, in Prince William county, Va.  One of the negro houses took fire, and out of six negroes occupying the building only one escaped -- the others being burned to death.  The victims were two young men, one woman past middle age, and two children, one a boy ten or twelve years old of age, and the other a girl some two years younger.

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