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A tornado in South Carolina? A book on America...



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July 09, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 9, 1761  Pages 5 and 6 have over half a page of content headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Boston.
There is a detailed account from South Carolina concerning a strong weather event they call a "Typhones" which I suspect is a typhoon. But by the description it could also have been a tornado, apparently unfamiliar to the writer. Much on the destruction caused.
Also mention that: "The General Assembly of North Carolina have voted to raise 500 men, to be employ'd to December next, according to General Amherst's order." Other reports as well.
Page 7 has an advertisement for the publishing of a book: "The American Gazetteer, Containing a distinct account of all the Parts of the New World..." with more descriptive text.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's