The Galveston Daily News (Galveston,Texas)
5 June 1868
The Jefferson Jimplecute, of the 29th ult., reports a terrible hail storm on the previous evening, in the Bend neighborhood of Marion county. Lumps of ice fell weighing more than two pounds. Roofs of houses were broken to pieces. The corn is completely destroyed. The extent of the storm was not known, but was believed to be considerable.