1902 – Town Burned Out

The Coshocton Age, Tuesday November 4 1902
Town Burned Out.
St Johns, Nov. 3. – The town of St. Pierre, Miquelon, has been devastated by fire. A destructive conflagration started Saturday night and swept the main portion of the town. The governor’s house, the government buildings, the courthouse, the building occupied by the ministry of marine, the Roman Catholic cathedral, the presbytery, the schools and a number of other buildings were destroyed. It has not been learned how the fire originated. The extent of the disaster is very farreaching and the financial loss will probably reach half a million dollars. …

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1778 – The London Chronicle [17/11/1778]

From SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, to TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1778. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
From the LONDON GAZETTE

Admiralty – Office, Nov. 14, 1778

Extracts of dispatches from vice-admiral Montagu comander in chief of his majesty’s ships and vessels at Newfoundland, to Mr. Stephens, received by the Hawke sloop, lately arrived from that island at Spithead.

Extract of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Montagu to Mr. Stephens, dated at St. John’s Newfoundland, October 5, 1778.
FOR the information of my lords commissioners of the admiralty, I beg to acquaint you that as soon as I received certain intelligence that hostilities were commenced by …

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