217_Page 215A Storm of Rain
Tuesday. 22. nd. of August. 1843.

A tremendous storm of rain.
I was kept awake half the night by the
furious pouring of torrents of water so incessant, and terrible as to frighten me not a little.
It continued untill nine oclock a.m. and then par-tially cleared off, but soon commenced showering at intervals. The air was close, and peculiarly disagreeable. Incredible damage was the consequence of this flood, cellars flooded, houses raised, pavements washed away, and even lives lost in some places. Fortunately we escaped, our roof dropping a little.