addition to the communication on the same subject
published on this paper last week.
Friday evening, December 20
On Tuesday, at 15
minutes before 12 o’clock a.m., a seventh shock of the
earthquake was felt. It was short and so weak as
not to be observed by everyone. About half past 11
in the morning of this day it appears from the
concurrent testimony of several citizens that an eighth
shock, of a few seconds duration, occurred.
On Tuesday there was
copious rain, with wind from the SE—S and SW veering in
the evening to the NW in which direction it continued
till last night. On Wednesday there were slight
falls of snow. Since that day the sky has been
clear. On Tuesday the thermometer was 42 degrees;
on Wednesday it fell to 28, and yesterday morning and
this morning to 18 degrees.
COMMUNICATED BY GEN. LYTLE
1811, December 16, Monday morning - -
1st: 2:15 A.M., 15 min. duration
2nd: 2:45 A.M. (slight), 3 min. duration
3d: 7:15 A.M., 5 min. duration
4th: 7:25 A.M., 4 1/2 min. duration
5th: 7:45 A.M. (slight)
6th: 10 o’clock, A.M., 2 1/2 min. duration
7th: 11:30 P.M. (slight in some places and
considerably felt in others)
8th: 11:35, A.M., Dec. 17th
The 1st and 3d most severely felt here, and shook the
earth and all nature most terribly.