Liberty, TX Courthouse Fire, Dec 1872
Letter from Liberty.
LIBERTY, Dec. 28, 1872
The courthouse was burned down yesterday from the carelessness of one of the high officers of the county. He built a large fire in his office and went to breakfast. The records and all the papers were mostly destroyed. The county has sustained a loss that never can be repaired. SUBSCRIBER.
Galveston Tri-Weekly News, Galveston, TX 3 Jan 1873
Transcribed by Linda Horton. Thank you, Linda!