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Theatre on fire Awful calamity! A letter from Richmond, Virginia dated Dec. 27, says, "Last night the theatre took fire and was consumed, together with about 80 people, with the Governor Smith ..." Later accounts say, 160 skull bones have been found

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Date

1812

Place of Publication

Boston.

Subjects

Fires
Death
Richmond (Va.)
Richmond Theater (Richmond, Va.)
Grief

First Line

Oh! what a painful, dreadful task.

Identifiers

BIB ID: 308121
OCLC Control No.: (OCoLC)ocm84567503
OCLC Control No.: (OCoLC)ocn191500863
Shaw, R.R. American Bibliography, 21477
AAS General Catalog URL: http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=308121
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Physical Dimensions

27 x 22 cm.

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“Theatre on fire Awful calamity! A letter from Richmond, Virginia dated Dec. 27, says, "Last night the theatre took fire and was consumed, together with about 80 people, with the Governor Smith ..." Later accounts say, 160 skull bones have been found,” Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project, accessed February 21, 2024, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/thomasballads/items/show/327.