1811 May 11-18 "Postscript
to the Royal Gazette"
"A letter, dated Rio-Ho, May 13, says, 'The Lake has, within these six weeks, fallen two feet
three inches of its perpendicular height and notwithstanding the heavy rains that have fallen during the last eight days,
it still continues to ebb in the same proportion something more than half an inch per day -- proof that there is now some
great outlet, for from its immense surface of at least three square miles such a discharge would be equal to one hundred and
eighty tons of water. The Vestry of this parish have withdrawn the parochial
taxes from the properties that have suffered by the inundation."