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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05942
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0120] October-December 1793 
Title An account of the yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia
Date 11-14 October 1793
Document Type Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Yellow Fever  Disease  Health and Medical  Death  Judaism  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York
Theme Health & Medicine; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859