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Mention of the Plague and Great Fire of London...

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September 20, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE , England, Sept. 20, 1666

* The great plague
* London fire report

The front page has mention of the Great Plague which ravaged Europe at this time, reporting: "The Plague is very hot at Dunkirk & Bergue in which last place, the governor of the Fort St. Louis is dead & the Baron d'Arnicourt fallen sick." The back page has a rare mention of the Great Fire of London noting: "This day was presented to His Majestie by His Highness the Duke of York, Edmund Godfrey Esquire, one of His Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, and City & Liberty of Westminster, who after the Publick thanks and acknowledgement of his eminent service done in helping to suppress the late Fire in the City & Libertie of London, received the honor of Knighthood." Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 7 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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