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A Descriptive Account Of The Island Of Jamaica -Page 101

A Descriptive Account Of The Island Of Jamaica -Page 101

Author: Beckford, William

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: 979.g.26

Item number: Page 101

Length: 20.2

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from Wiliam Beckford?s ?A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica?.? Here, he describes the devastation caused by a hurricane that swept across the island in October 1780. Many of the inhabitants of the town of Savannah la Mar were killed in the storm, countless buildings were torn down and much of the crop was ruined. He writes of the distress of the inhabitants and of their hard work in re-building their homes.

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