Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: EARTHQUAKE OF 1755
EARTHQUAKE OF 1755
Shocks were frequently felt during the next fortnight. The most considerable one occurred in the evening of Saturday of the same week, about half-past eight o'clock. One who experienced it, calls sit "a very great shock." He says: "Our house trembled very much. To our surprise it was cloudy and rainy all night long."
About two weeks after the first shock, the people of this town observed a day of fasting and prayer, "occasioned by the terrible earthquake and the war, [French and Indian war.] by which God is seeming to frown upon us by the aspects of these judgments which we see and hear." Sermons were preached by Rev. Joseph Whipple of Hampton Falls, and Rev. Jeremiah Fogg, of Kensington, the former from the first clause in Jeremiah II:22, and the latter from Amos III:4-8.