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Early report of the New Madrid earthquake...

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January 4, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812  Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake, before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful calamity may have been experienced in a distant part of the world--probably South America; judging from the violence of the sensations felt in different parts of the union..." with a bit more (see). See the hyperlink for more on the New Madrid earthquake.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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