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[Baltimore 1814] “Frozen for a week” & more stories from January 1 to January 8, 1814

Brrr! Weathering the “polar vortex” this week certainly encouraged our interest in Captain Henry Thompson’s daily journal entries on Baltimore’s weather. On January 7, 1814, Thompson recorded:

“7th –  Fine day, and having Frozen for a week past, commenc’d filling my Ice House, haul’d 21 loads today with two Carts from Herring Run  Went to Town return’d to Dinner”

Over the past week of 1814, Baltimore has been hauling ice and more:

If you missed last week’s update, go back and check out  the New Year’s Day reflections of Baltimore newspapermen William Pechin and Hezekiah Niles. Find more background on the history of the city in the early 1800s and our Baltimore 1814 project.

Knowles Light Fancy Power-Loom, ca. 1787 Knowles Light Fancy Power-Loom, ca. 1787

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