another town and crossed the river.
Last 7th day while we were at Stockbridge
a violent hail storm passed through the coun-
try, a little to the north of us. Its direction
was nearly east, and its extent twenty miles,
and from one to two in breadth.
As we returned to Oneida
ing, we beheld its distructive effects on
corn, oats, &c. This day for more than 5
miles it was affecting to see the distruction
it had made. Whole fields of wheat were en-
tirely cut off so that we could not see one
head standing, Corn, flax, and oats fared
little better. Peas in the gardens and fields,
(acres being sown here) were entirely destroyed.
Large fields of timothy were so broken down,
that they smelled like fresh hay.
Poke bushes, the stalks as thick as rake
handles, were knocked all to pieces, In short
all vegetation where the storm reached,
suffered much: the fences and stumps
were much marked, and the windows of
houses were very much destroyed.
This night Our Travellers lodged at
Here we had good accommodations both
for our selves and our horses, which is the
first public inn, we have met with, since