Hark! ruin and confusion on every side. — 'Tis thy turn next: but one short moment — even now — Oh Lord help — Jesus be merciful!
Thus did I reflect, and thus at every gust of the wind did I conclude. — till it pleased the Almighty to allay it.
I am afraid, sir, you will think this description more the effort of imagination than a true picture of realities. But I can affirm with the greatest truth, that there is not a single circumstance touched upon which I have not absolutely been an eyewitness to.
Letter Written By Alexander Hamilton To His Father After The St. Croix Hurricane of 1772