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to have been thrown wide open, and the water to fall in sheets, completely deluging everything for the time. Not only did our streets present the appearance of mountain torrents dashing madly over their rocky beds, but the creeks and branches became angry rivers, sweeping off everything that lined their banks and impeded their flow to their proper receptacle. On Shockoe Creek not only fences and bridges were swept away, but small houses were lifted from their foundations, and the dam at Carrington's old mill was carried away by the angry current. The city bridge on Clay street, near the Lancastrian School, was taken off, and scores of dwellings in the Valley were partially submerged. Gillie's Creek, at the east and of the city, was equally swollen and not only fences, but low ground crops, were carried away by the flood. In the west end of the city, Bacon's Quarter Branch was greatly swollen, and the crops and fencing along its banks were destroyed or injured. In the adjoini