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The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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l the various buildings inside of the enclosure were levelled to the ground, the wind suddenly changed to the northwest, and carried the flames in the direction where the fire originated, communicating them with the fine family residence of Mrs. Ophelia Fuqus, a widow lady, on the corner of Bainbridge and Barney streets, and from thence spreading to her kitchen in the yard, Mrs. Susan P. Allen's kitchen on the next lot, and another building adjacent, in the occupancy of the Messrs. Gary, owned hundred thousand dollars' worth of tobacco, (a large portion of which was manufactured,) tobacco presses, screws, frames, &c., on which they had an insurance of $25,000. About $50,000 will probably cover the whole loss of property owned by Mrs. Fuqus, Mrs. Allen, William Gray and others, on which we have heard of no insurance. On account of the low state of water in the river, and the limited supply which could be pumped into the Manchester reservoir, no assistance could be rendered by