The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: May 22

WILLIAMSBURG, May 26, 1775 Last Monday [ May 22, 1775], between 2 and 3 o'clock, we had three severe hail storms, from the west, which quickly succeeded each other.
The first lasted very near five minutes, and most of the stones were as big as pigeons eggs, some much larger. A great number of windows were broke, particularly at the palace, which lost upwards of 400 panes. The gardens likewise sustained a good deal of damage;

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) May 26, 1775

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Lord Dunmore was in the middle of two storms, one of nature, one of men, the storm for American liberty. In a little over two weeks Dunmore would leave the palace and not return.

Sources: Noel Hume, 1775

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