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The late awful visitation of Providence in this place and vicinity

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At first the Mississippi seemed to recede from its banks, and its waters gathering up like a mountain, leaving for the moment many boats, which were here on their way to New Orleans, on bare sand, in which time the poor sailors made their escape from them.

Speaking of earthquakes: The Virtual Times has an amazing collection of documents and photos about the 1811 New Madrid quake, including eyewitness accounts.

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