The Virginia Gazette

June 6, 1771. Number 1036. Page 3, Column 1

A Letter from Fredericksburg says that several Houses and Mills have been swept away from the Place and Falmouth; that the highest Fresh in Rappahannock never came up to the floors of the Warehouses, but this rose as high as the joists, whereby a large Quantity of Tobacco ws floated out, nine hundred Hogsheads from Falmouth, or the lower Warehouses, and three Hundred from Dixon's, the upper Inspection. Much Salt, and other Goods lost; several Vessels driven from their Anchors; a Deal of valuable Land washed away; incredible Quantities of Trees and Fencing come down the River; only one Life lost, that had been then come to the Knowledge of.