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A hurricane in Virginia reported in a 1668 newspaper...



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April 13, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 13, 1668 

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had
* Early America report - Virginia storm


The front page has a report: "This day arrived a vessel of this place from Virginia, confirming the report of much damage they have there received by a hurricane."
Rare to find such an early news item from America on the front page of a newspaper.
The balance of the news reports are all European.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, tiny worm hole in the bottom, blank margin, great condition.

Item from Catalog 310 (released for September, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's