Precautions Against Fever

Title

Precautions Against Fever

Description

Although the most famous yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in 1793, the disease returned often in the ensuing decades. This War Department document, from 1798, details requirements for combating and preventing the contagious fever that was spreading through city, which was at the time the nation's capital. To escape the fever, War Department official John Harris proposed moving the department's office to Lamberton, Pennsylvania, some 300 miles to the west.

Creator

John Harris

Source

Fred Manning Collection of Documents from Various Series in RG217, National Archive (RG217) via Papers of the War Department

Date

09 08 1798

Contributor

Megan Brett

Format

Manuscript

Type

Text

Coverage

1700-1799

Files

PWDletter.jpg
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Citation

John Harris, “Precautions Against Fever,” Disaster History Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/66.

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