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Downtown: The Great Fire: Note

In transcribing the account of The Great Fire that appeared in "The Mystery" for 16 April 1845, an attempt has been made 1. to maintain, to some degree, the flavor of the original and 2. to preserve its accuracy/inaccuracy by transcribing as closely as possible the spelling and punctuation of the original. The transcription is based on a poor quality photostat made many years ago. The original itself no longer exists.

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