Tuesday, January 12 1762

…In the afternoon posted my day book. In the evening Thomas Durrant and his father came in to balance accounts with me, but I being busy we did not settle our accounts. They stayed and smoked a pipe with me. All day (and even from three o’clock yesterday in the afternoon) we had a very high wind and several very hard showers of hail, with several claps of thunder and many flashes of lightning, and really I think it a very great hurricane…

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