The Week of August 21, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • Very violent storms passed over the state.

National News:

  • California is in great unrest due to Lynch law.

International News:

  • Gold fields are discovered in Australia
  • The U.S. schooner America beat British yacht Aurora in a race around the Isle of Wight, winning the first America’s Cup.
  • Plantations in Puerto Rico experienced after a terrible storm swept through the island.

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