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Tuesday, December 26th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the Warehouse. The propeller Royal Arch arrived from Galveston with 500 sacks of salt on board consigned to James Wrigley. The salt was discharged too late to attempt to put in the warehouse. At night between the hours of 12 & two some infernal incendiary applied the torch to Col. Wrigley's large and very excellent warehouse consuming the entire building with about 324 Bales of Cotton besides a large lot of furniture & various other things. The loss by the conflagration will be at least 50,000$. Thus sweeping from Col. Wrigley the accumulation of years of toil. Weather variable & warm with occasional showers of rain.

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BeNotForgot said...

Galveston Flakes Daily Bulletin
January 10, 1866

The whole amount of cotton destroyed by the late fire at Liberty was 324 bales. We regret to see, among the losers, the names of Messrs. Hithcock & Co., (40 bales,) and Ranger & Co., (23 bales.) The heaviest loser was J.W. Grace, 144 bales. The warehouse, belonging to Col. Wrigley, was valued at $6000. -- Civilian.