The Week of June 19, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • The weather remained cool for the season
  • Strawberry and cherry crops seemed promising at this point

National News:

  • The cotton crop in Georgia was destroyed by drought
  • While major flooding occurred in the Midwest

International News:

  • Attempts of a revolt in Chile were crushed
  • The Danish government announced plans to begin emancipation in October on the island of Croix
  • The Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace remained busy Queen Victoria made an appearance at the Exhibition this week

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