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 André Belo dealing with the complementary nature of printed and hand-written news in C18th Portugal.)

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