Gazeta de Lisboa’s report on the 1755 quake

“The first day of this month will be remembered throughout the centuries because of the earthquakes and fires that have destroyed a large part of this city; fortunately, the safes of the royal exchequer, as well as those of many private citizens, have been recovered from the ruins.” (Taken from an article by AndrĂ© Belo dealing with the complementary nature of printed and hand-written news in C18th Portugal.)

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