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Billious Fever in Chester

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date August 16, 1798
Author Name John Harris (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Amidst a discussion of accounting and supply matters, Harris addresses his concern regarding the effects of disease in Chester.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; John Harris; [John] Glendenning; Doctor Rush; Mrs. Harris; Mrs. Hodgdon; Miss Phillips; Great Disposer of All Events; Intendent of stores; military storekeeper; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Chester; Wilmington; New York; ;
Keywords sales of brandy; billious fever; cholera; lazret [lazarette]; post office; vessel; bond of judgement; brandy; books; interest; hospital; sickness; ;
Key Phrases More than ten times the number have died in this village of all disorders in proportion to the number of inhabitants within these fifteen days past than have in Philadelphia.
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