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Passing this day (the 11th) over the Penn R.R. on arriving at a place bet. Mexico & Pennysville found that a slide had occurred from the incessant rains that have prevailed.  Near an acre of ground had moved from its place covering the track some 10 feet or so.  The excitement relation to transferring passengers & baggage from such of the trains on opposite sides of the slide was great & interesting.  During the time it rained in torrents.  Indeed rain poured down during the greater part of the day.  The rivers were mad - Arrived in Phila 6 o'clk just 8 hours behind time.  Called on Robt. P. Kane Esq. saw Dr K [[underline]]the young Dr.[[/underline]]
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