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The Daily Dispatch: June 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Fires in
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Fires in North Carolina. --The Petersburg Express learns from a gentleman who reached that city on Monday, that the extensive tobacco factory of George W. Thompson, at Milton, N. C., was totally destroyed by fire a few evenings since. Mr. John Irvin lost 20,000 lbs. loose tobacco, which had been stored in the building, and Mr. James Burton had 40 boxes of manufactured, which was burnt. The building was valued at $2,500.--No insurance on factory or its contents. The tobacco factory of Mr. Green Williams, in Person county, N. C., was destroyed by fire on the night of Monday, the 18th ult. One thousand boxes of manufactured tobacco were consumed in the building. Loss $20,000. No insurance.