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Rare reference to both the Great Fire & the Great Plague...
Item # 617390
October 1, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 1, 1666 The back page contains a report: "The Plague continuing still very dangerous at Cambridge, Peterborough, and other places near the City of Ely, the Lord Bishop of Ely hath thought fit to prohibit the holding of the Fairs of St. Luke & St. Audrey at Ely this instant October." plus the back page also has a report about the arrest of a man for "...having presumed to publish in print certain propositions for the rebuilding the City of London, with considerable advantages to His Majesties Revenue by it, as if His Majesty would draw a benefit to himself from so publick a Calamity of His People, or which His Majesty is known to have so deep a sence that he is pleased to seek rather by all means to give them ease under it."
Rare to find reference to the Great Fire even though this issue was published about a month after the tragic event. Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 7 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's