Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Great Fire

It was not long after the first thatched houses were erected that a great fire broke out in the town. The fire raged so fiercely that even the palisades standing a little distance away were entirely consumed. The arms, apparel, bedding and a large quantity of provisions held in private ownership were destroyed. The rebuilding of the town did not commence unti the spring at which time the work was surprised by Capt. John Smith and Mr. Scrivener. Pictured is Capt. John Smith. Source: Works of Capt. John Smith, p. 407.

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