Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 1

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8. X. CFA
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Arise, extensive fire in Boston last evening,1 at home all day, reading the Liaisons Dangereuses,2 state of feeling, argument with my Uncle.


The fire, which started in a store on Doane Street, spread quickly and destroyed 53 buildings, causing damage estimated at half a million dollars (Columbian Centinel, 9 April 1825).


By Pierre Ambroise Fran├žois Choderlos de Laclos, first published in Paris in 1796.