A bout 11 o'clock, on Monday night last, a fire broke out in the upper story of the old-wooden tenement on 9th street, near the corner of Broad.
The building was owned by the Hon. James Lyons, and for a number of years has been used as offices for several of the legal fraternity of this city.--In the third story some of the Congressional and Legislative committees held their meetings, while the first and second stories were used respectively by Hon. James Lyons, Judge William H. Lyons; Blackburn Hughes and Littleton Tazewell, Esqs, as law offices.
This house was considered one of the oldest in that section of the city, and for forty years has been occupied by some of the most distinguished lawyers of the times — among whom we will name Judges Roane and Washington, and, it is said that great orator Patrick Henry.
The property was insured in the Mutual Insurance Company, and sustained about $1,500 worth of damage.
The roof was the only portion destroyed by fire, although the damage t