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Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning damage caused by a storm
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August 14, 1778
Volume 13, Page 468

North Carolina Gazette August 14, 1778.

Newbern, August 14, 1778.

On Monday evening last came on here a violent gale of wind at S. East, attended with heavy rain, which continued with great fury till next morning; fortunate for us here the tide did not rise to any considerable height, so that we have suffered little or no damage, but we fear, from the number of vessels which were lying at Ocracock Bar, they must have suffered considerable damage there. No accounts have yet been received from thence. The crops of corn and fodder are almost ruined, as they are every where blown down and the blades stripped off. No Northern Intelligence since our last.