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Danville, VA Fire, Nov 1866

VIRGINIA.

Fire at Danville.

RICHMOND, Wednesday, Nov. 21. A fire broke out in Danville this morning consuming Crigler & Gordon's store, Fleshman's dry-goods store, Saddler & Co.'s clothing establishment and the Danville bakery. The arrest of a negro for stealing, while the fire was progressing, threatened to produce a riot among the blacks. All quiet at last accounts.

The New York Times, New York, NY 22 Nov 1866

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Fire at Danville.

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 21.---A fire broke out in Danville this morning, consuming Crigler & Gordon's store, Fleshman's dry goods store, Sadler & Co.'s clothing establishment and the Danville bakery. The arrest of a negro for stealing while the fire was progressing, threatened to produce a riot among the blacks.

Albany Evening Journal, Albany, NY 21 Nov 1866



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