Thomas Harriss Burned by Hot Lye, NC, 1882


October 19, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 1st column)

BURNED–Little Thomas, son of Mr. _ E. Harriss of this place, was quite badly burned last Monday, in a pot of hot lye. He was at play with a little son of Dr. Johnson, in the back yard where the servant was making soap, and in playing around he accidentally fell in a pot of hot lye and terribly scalded on arms and chest. The little fellow is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances, but when last heard from he was suffering very much.


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