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In Albany, a fire in a library at the New York State Capitol causes moderate damage but no injuries

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12/05/1860
A small fire broke out in the Assembly's library at the New York State Capitol in Albany while the New York Electoral College was meeting.  The fire burned several bookcases and around a hundred volumes of bound documents before being quickly discovered and put out.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
 "Fire at the New York State Capitol," New York Herald, December 6, 1860, p. 5.

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