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Guayama piracy and earthquake May 1843
Later from Guayama. By the brig Magnolia, Capt. E. Delano, from St. Thomas, Gua; daloupe, Barbadoes, and 15 days from Guyama, we receive the following intelligence. Captain Dockery, of the brig Watson, reports, when the island of Jamaica he was chased on the 27th April by a piratical schooner, and fired into three times, and then left. The brig was in ballast the time, and the supposed reason of the pirates leaving her was, that she had nothing on board worth taking she at the time having $4,000 specie in the cabm, and bound to (ruadaloupe. A severe shock ot an earthquake was ielt. Guayama a week or two before the Alagnolia sailed, which alarmed the inhabitants very much. At Barbadoes a very severe shock was felt at the time of the earthquake in Guadeloupe. On the 5th of April a very heavy shock las felt at Guadaloupe, which shook the vessels in the water, and alarmed the people on shore so much that they fled in all directions, supposing they were to have a repetition of the late shock, which caused so much destruction in that place. Slight shocks are felt almost every evening. Captain Delano saw at Guadaloupe the most striking evidences of the ravages of the earthquake large crevices remaining in the earth kegs of nails melted in the fire that followed the earthquake, melted stone-ware, 8tc'., some specimens of which he brought with him. N. Y. 'Tribune.