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flood, williams mill - ROCKY HOCK LETTER; Rocky Hock, N. C , April 22,...
ROCKY HOCK LETTER; Rocky Hock, N. C , April 22, '89. Mr. Editor: To-day To-day To-day while the sun is shining so brightly the tillers of the soil are made to rejoice by their being enabled to renew their farming operations. operations. The earth is drying quite fast. Only a few days ago our farms were dotted with numerous little lakes of sufficient depth to float good size boats. Our wells were made to over-flow. over-flow. over-flow. We have heard several of our old citizens say that they have never seen so much water upon the face of the earth as was to he seen last week. Had we not been assured that the earth will never again be destroyed by water, we would have had serious apprehensions apprehensions of another flood- flood- Nearly ' all of the water mills in Chowan, Perquimans and . Gates counties counties have been disabled. It was with great difficulty that the old Bennett mill was saved. But for the timely and energetic assistance rendered by Mr. Jno. B, Ashley, a great portion of the dam would have been swept away. Mr. Ashley having a large quantity of boys in the pond, worked faithfully to prevent a break in the dam; his efforts in that direction were crowned with success. The Dillard mill narrowly escaped injuries, the water from the pond having having stood on the dam for eight hours before it could be lowered by the flood gates. The Williams mill, of Gates county, is said to be a perfeet wreck. At Ne why's Bridge, the water is said to have risen four feet higher than ever before. It made us feel sad and gloomy to see so much rain, but it was much better better for us to have had it last week than to have it in May or June, when the crops will be further advanced. We should learn to bow submissively to the will of Him who doeth all things well. respectfully, n-r. n-r. n-r. ,11 . . t , With best wisnes, 1 am yours very -n -n 1 X1 1

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  1. Fisherman and Farmer,
  2. 26 Apr 1889, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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