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A Thunderstorm

Sunday last between 7 and 8 in the Evening we had the most terrible Gust of Wind and Rain accompanied with Thunder and Lightning, that can be remembred in these Parts: It blew down several Stacks of Chimneys, uncovered several Houses, some wholly and others in Part; and quite demolished some weak Buildings. The Violence of it did not continue long, but the Storm was of wide Extent, for we have heard of it from Conestogoe, from the Mouth of the Bay, and from New-York: At Conestogoe it was about half an hour before it arrived here, but in the Bay it was at near Midnight.

The Pennsylvania Gazette, September 25, 1734