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Unknown [An account of the yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05942 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Philadelphia Pennsylvania and New York, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 11-14 October 1793 Pagination: 1 p. ; 33.8 x 21.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Top half of this document is dated 11 October from Philadelphia. The bottom half is dated 14 October from New York. The Philadelphia report gives a grim account of the yellow fever outbreak. The New York report says 137 were officially buried in Philadelphia last Friday, not including independent burials. A short list of individuals who died on 11 October (including Major [David] Franks) is provided at the very bottom of this document.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Yellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalDeathJudaism

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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