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An Incendiary Attempt, 1857

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An Incendiary Attempt.
On Saturday morning last, fire was placed on a rafter under the roof of Mr. ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG’S dwelling, situate a few doors from the Public Square of this town; but was discovered and extinguished before it had made much progress. Suspicion rested upon one of Mr. A’s. servants, a negro woman, and she was promptly arrested.


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light


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Washington County Free Library

Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1800-1864

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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