Sickness in Philadelphia and Newport

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Date September 18, 1798
Author Name Lewis Tousard (primary) Location: Newport
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary)
Summary Tousard encloses his account of pay and forage and petitions for an advance. He shares information about illnesses in Newport, and expresses concern for those in Philadelphia. The illness discussed is likely yellow fever. Tousard's house in Philadelphia has been burgled.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Louis Tousard; Secretary of War; your family; captains of packets; citizen; rascals; Mrs Tousard; young ladies; Mr Hagner; Captain Littlefield; ;
Related Places Newport; Philadelphia; New York; Lamberton; ;
Keywords account of pay and forage; transmit me the balance; petition for an advance; pay; sickness; my own business; nearer the contagion; several cases; paquets; packets; alarm; healthy city; regulations of health; articles of trade; infection; healthy air; malignant fever; public business; my house in Philadelphia; broke open; prevailing disorder; surveying courses; ;
Key Phrases I am so far from Philadelphia from whence the sickness has made every body fly;
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