water, I reached Chaplain's lodge, the residence of the Bey. Mr. Watts, this was down entirely; the white inmates (Mrs. Watts excepted, who was at the Bishop's) had escaped with difficulty and found refuge beneath Mr. Finder's shattered roof. The house of Mr. Hinkson and other buildings down.
" Now, at the top of the hill, what a scene is presented to my view! No St. Mark's chapel, not a stone to tell where it stood: no Sealy Hall, and what is still worse, very little of the College was to be seen; the new additions to each wing entirely gone; the hall and the chapel levelled, the foundations only remaining; the library entirely demolished, not a vestige of a book to be seen.
" Were you to ride through the country, you would actually be shocked; the scene generally is changed, it is with difficulty a road into the country is traced; not a dwelling-house, not a set of sugar works, and but few pieces even of the walls of the mills, are to be seen on the road from town to the College by the way of (Kendall's' and back again on the St. Philip's road through the heart of the country. You would scarcely credit the difference everything presents to what we saw on our way to town on the 6th instant. Scenes of ruin and devastation are everywhere to be met with. For the last two days, the living have been employed in burying the dead; this is a most distressing sight; wherever one turns there are coffins to be met with, in each of which two poor creatures are in many instances conveyed to the grave.
"The Cathedral, now converted into an hospital for the sick, is another most appalling sight; it ¡9 crowded with objects of pity. The Bishop's little chapel, St Paul's, has one window remaining to show where it stood. The Governor has called a council for Monday next, to adopt speedy measures for the relief of the inhabitants generally, as well as to prevent, by application to other islands for supplies, a famine, which every individual is dreading.99
These extracts sufficiently show the fury and devastating effects of the hurricane. A piece of lead which weighed 150 pounds was carried to a distance of more than 1800 feet, and another piece, 400 pounds in weight, was lifted up and carried a distance of 1680 feet. Rafters and beams were flying through the air with frightful rapidity, and shingles pierced in several instances hard-wood trees and remained sticking in them. Another instance is related that part of a child's trumpet was driven into an evergreen tree, where it buried itself in the trunk. If an object so light as a piece of tin be driven into wood, the force required~to bury it in the tree may be imagined. And nevertheless, it appears, that on that awful night, a party amused themselves with dancing, and were so engrossed by their amusement, as to be wholly unconscious of the desolation which was going on around, until, at daylight, they left the house and saw the ruins of the town and country.,
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