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Sir Hexham Abbey 29th. Aug 1792 On Monday morning we had here the greatest Summer Flood there has been for some years past. the River was quite out of its Banks and the Water ran down the Haughs near the Boat - Several of Mr Beaumont's Tenants have suffered - The Water was among Ralfsh Little and Robert Bell's Potatoes and <Midford> the Millers' Family were obliged to be carried from the House upon Men's Shoulders the Water being too deep for them to be carried out on Horseback - The Great Haugh below the Mills was all covered with Water - WHarbottle's Land at Broomhaugh and Anick Grainge was very much flooded the Water run down among his <Roses> and Turnips in various places and he had a Number of Lambs upon Broomhaugh Island but I hope he has lost none tho that cannot yet be ascertained as the the River has not subsided so much that the Water can be forded. No Damage is done to the Bridge that I hear of but a few Stones from a Pier that was not quite above Water Mark - There must be much Damage done near Wylam Newburn and Ryton and Stella Haughs Mr. Beaumont I presume holds his Resolution of being in the North about the 31st of the present or 1st of next Month - I am Sir Your most obedt. hble Servt. John Bell.