Market Sees Naught
A storm destroys the British
merchant ship Severn, carrying
goods from Bristol, England
From the Pennsylvania Gazette, May 11, 1774
This ship Severn, Captain Hathorn, from Bristol for this port [Philadelphia] is ashore in our [Delaware] bay, full of water, and throught to be lost. Wednesday last we had a smart snow storm, and the weather uncommonly cold for the season, which, is feared, will prove very dtrimental to the fruit [trees].
Pennsylvania Packet, July 6, 1771
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