The Week of July 17, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • The weather was warm and pleasant for the most part. Damaging thunderstorms did pass through the state.
  • The Hartford Courant noted that Hartford was free of any unusual disease, but many suffered from laziness due to the heat

National News:

  • Discussions continued over both Presidential and  Congressional elections.
  • Discussion also continued about South Carolina’s secessionist sentiments
  • The ban on liquor was being strictly enforced in Maine. Liquor was being confiscated and destroyed.
  • The warm weather was drawing people to the coast to enjoy being by the water, fresh air, and fun.

International News:

  • Tensions remained high in France over changes to the Constitution.
  • France expanded its colonization to Algeria.
  • A massive earthquake hit Naples, killing at least 2500 people.

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