The Torrent; or, An Account of a Deluge Occasioned by an Unparalleled Rise of the New-Haven River, in which Nineteen Persons were Swept Away, Five of Whom Only Escaped, July 26th, 1830. Vermont, Lemuel B. Eldridge, Mendicant, Flood.

The Torrent; or, An Account of a Deluge Occasioned by an Unparalleled Rise of the New-Haven River, in which Nineteen Persons were Swept Away, Five of Whom Only Escaped, July 26th, 1830.

Middlebury [Vt.]: Printed at the Office of the Free Press, by Edward D. Barber, 1831. First edition. Original plain brown stiff wrappers, 6.25 x 4 inches, 61, [1] pages. Somewhat worn and foxed throughout, with some not entirely inappropriate substantial damp-staining to the last half of the pamphlet; a good, sound copy. Item #19140

“As the personal injury he [Eldridge] sustained in the disastrous occurrence which is the subject of this narrative, has rendered him incapable of discharging the duties of his occupation with vigour and effect, and as he believes this narrative can not but be interesting to the community, he in confidence commits his work to the publick. . . .” An account of a destructive flood in Vermont in the summer of 1830, written by and to be sold for the benefit a man who was himself swept up in the waters (along with his son, who died) when he had come to the rescue of neighbors. American Imprints 6943.

Price: $250.00

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