New-Orleans, December 26.
A letter from Fort Stoddert mentions, that on the morning of the 15th inst. two shocks of an earthquake had been felt.  This is precisely the time it was felt at Natchez.  It is evident that our being on an island and resting on the water, prevented us from feeling part of the shock.

    Fort St. Stephens [near present-day Jackson, Ala.], Dec. 25.

On Sunday night the 15th inst. the earth shook here so as to shake the fowls off their roosts, and made the houses shake very much, again it shook at sunrise and at 11 o'clock next morning, and at the same time the next day, and about the same time the third day after.  

Accounts are brought in from the nation that several hunting Indians who were lately on the Missouri have returned, and state that the earthquake was felt very sensibly there, that it shook down trees and many rocks of the mountains, and that everything bore the appearance of an immediate dissolution of the world! - - We give this as we got it - - it may be correct - - but the probability is that it is not.


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How to cite this article:  "Earthquake," Pittsburgh Gazette, 7 Feb. 1812, p. 1, available at