Friday, January 20, 2012

Monday, Jan. 20

Rained again last night.  Lucy went to the station on horseback, the water being over the turnpike bridge.  Water rising about 2 1/2 or 3 inches an hour.  John Roberts moved his family and effects up into the house by the spring to escape the dreaded high water.  John Kunz has been bringing potatoes, &c from the cellar.  They have taken most of the stock to the hill.  From 1 o'clock to 10 p.m. it has risen four or five inches an hour and we go to bed with little hope of escaping an inundation like that of 1860.  The bridge at the meeting house is under water this afternoon.
The train passed down tonight but probably will be unable to do so in the morning,  Since noon the air has been chilly and no doubt the headwaters are running out.  We have no paper tonight and do not know how much of a rise to expect.  No rain here today since eight o'clock in the morning.

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