The Week of June 26, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • Major preparations for the Fourth of July celebrations were occurring
  • Weather was pleasant and dry with some hot days

National News:

  • Cholera is expanding in the West
  • Fire destroyed parts of San Francisco
  • The first recorded Atlantic hurricane season began with a storm in Texas. Trees and homes suffered damage from the hurricane.

International News:

  • The Emperor of Brazil was faced personal danger after announcing attempts to end the slave trade.

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