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Rev. Samuel Hopkins

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1766-03-20
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Newspaper story about fire: The Connecticut Courant, 7 April 1766, p. 3
Newspaper story about fire: Boston News-Letter as Supplement to the Massachusetts Gazette, 10 April 1766, p. 3
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Story text (Courant): "HARTFORD, April 7. A Person from Springfield, informs us, That on the Night after the 20th ult. the Dwelling-House of the Rev'd Mr. Samuel Hopkins, of Hadley, was intirely consumed by Fire, together with all the Furniture (except one Bed) a valuable Library, &c. to the Value, as is supposed, of at least One Thousand Pounds lawful Money. The Family narrowly escaped with their Lives. Mrs. Hopkins, who had been newly brought to Bed, was forced to flee out at a Window, and to take Refuge in a Barn. Several of the Children had but just Time to leap out at a Window, before the Room in which they lodged was all in Flames."
Story text (News-Letter): "Hatfield, (in Massachusetts) March 22. Last Thursday Night, about 12 o'Clock, the Mansion House of the Rev. Mr. Samuel Hopkins, of Hadley, was intirely consumed by Fire, together with all the Furniture except one Bed, a valuable Library, &c. to the Value, as is supposed, of at least 1000l L.M. The Family narrowly escaped with their Lives. Mrs. Hopkins who had been newly brought to Bed, was forced to flee out at a Window, and to take Refuge in a Barn. Several of the Children had but just Time to leap out at a Window, before the Room in which they lodged, was all in Flames. In a Word, the Circumstances of this melancholly Event were such as must touch all the Acquaintance of Mr. Hopkins with the most tender Sympathy."
Several later reprints, with no additional information, are to be found in later newspapers.
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1729-10-20
Date of death
1811-03-08
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