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Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Hot Weather," July 2, 1858

"Hot Weather," Charleston (SC) Mercury, July 2, 1858
This article from the Democratic Charleston Mercury chronicles a sweltering heat wave experienced along the Eastern Seaboard. The Mercury reports several fatalities resulting from heatstroke in Philadelphia, and cases of sunstroke and heatstroke in New York and Baltimore. According to the article, temperatures in New York reached 98 degrees in the shade. (By Brendan Boston)


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