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THE

VOICE OF GOD:

OR

AN ACCOUNT

OF THE

UNPARALLELED FIRES,

HURRICANES, FLOODS AND EARTHQUAKES,

COMMENCING WITH 1845.

ALSO,

SOME ACCOUNT OF PESTILENCE, FAMINE,

AND

INCREASE OF CRIME.

COMPILED BY

THOMAS M. PREBLE.

AUTHOR OF “TWO HUNDRED STORIES FOR CHILDREN," ETC.

The year 1845 will probably be known hereafter as the Fire Year.- Phil. Daily Chronicle.

There is sonething strange in these frequert fires in our community.-Tribune.

The fall of 1846 will be remembered and marked for years to come for the unusual number and terrible severity of its gales.- True Sun.

The great number of earthquakes within the last eight months, lias been wonder. ful; our atmosphere has been singularly affected.- Journal of Commerce.

Crimes of all descriptions are on the increase, especially in those of the blackest dye—the increase being much greater than the proportionate increase of population.

New York Herald.

ALBANY,
PRINTED BY JOEL MUNSELL,

THE

VOICE OF GOD:

OR

AN ACCOUNT

OF THE

UNPARALLELED FIRES,

HURRICANES, FLOODS AND EARTHQUAKE8,

COMMENCING WITH 1845.

ALSO,

SOME ACCOUNT OF PESTILENCE, FAMINE,

AND

INCREASE OF CRIME.

COMPILED BY

THOMAS M. PREBLE.
AUTHOR OF "TWO HUNDRED STORIES FOR CHILDREN," ETC.

ALBANY,
PRINTED BY JOEL MUNSELL.

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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDALL

1918

The year 1845 will probably be known hereafter as the Fire Year.-PHIL. DAILY CHRONICLE.

There is something strange in these frequent fires in our community.--TRIBUNE.

The fall of 1846 will be remembered and marked for years to come, for the unusual number and terrible severity of its gales.TRUE SUN.

The great number of earthquakes within the last eight months, has been wonderful; our atniosphere has been singularly affect. ed.-JOURNAL OF COMMERCE..

Crimes of all descriptions are on the increase, especially in those of the blackest die-the increase being much greater than the proportionate increase of population! To what circumstances must these things be ascribed ?--N. Y. HERALD.

TO THE READER.

The following will be found a mere summary, a full account of the fires alone, for the last two years, being sufficient to fill volumes. Collected, as it has been, from the various journals of the day, it cannot be expected that in all cases the accounts will be perfectly correct, as in some instances the losses may be estimated too high, and in others too low, but in the aggregate not far from correct.

No fires are mentioned in this sumniary, but those where the loss was estimated as high as $25,000; the innumerable fires where the loss was estimated less, having been omitted, except in a few instances.

It is possible that some important accounts are left out, by being overlooked; but no pains has been spared in order to have the work as perfect as possible, under the circumstances,

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