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A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE MALIGNANT FEVER
Lately Prevalent in
PHILADELPHIA
With a Statement of the
PROCEEDINGS
That took place on the subject, in different parts of the
UNITED STATES
To which are added,
ACCOUNTS
Of the Plague in London and Marseilles;
AND A LIST OF THE DEAD
From August 1, to the middle of December, 1793
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By MATHEW CAREY
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Fourth Edition, Improved
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PHILADELPHIA:
Printed by the Author January 16, 1794


 

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This book is owned by J. William Winter

Filename Table of Contents Date
intro.txt Introduction and Prefaces Mar 2005
CHAP. I State of Philadelphia previous to the appearance of the malignant fever—with a few observations on some of the probable consequences of that calamity. Mar 2005
CHAP. II Symptoms – A slight sketch of the mode of treatment. Mar 2005
CHAP. III First alarm in Philadelphia. Flight of the citizens. Guardians of the poor borne down with labour. Mar 2005
CHAP. IV General despondency. Deplorable scenes. Frightful view of human nature. A noble and exhilarating contrast. Mar 2005
CHAP. V Distress increases. Benevolent citizens invited to assist the guardians of the poor. Ten volunteers. Appointment of the committee for relief of the sick. State of Philadelphia. Mar 2005
CHAP. VI Magnanimous offer. Wretched state of Bushhill. Order introduced there. Mar 2005
CHAP. VII Proceedings of the committee—Loans from the bank of North-America. Establishment of an orphan house. Relief of the poor. Appointment of the assistant committee. Mar 2005
CHAP. VIII Repeated addresses of the committee on the purification of houses. —Assistant committee undertake to inspect infected houses personally. Extinction of the disorder. Governor's proclamation. Address of the clergy. A new and happy state of affairs. Mar 2005
CHAP. IX Extravagant Letters from Philadelphia. Credulity put to the test. Mar 2005
CHAP. X Proceedings at Chestertown—At New-York —At Trenton and Lamberton—At Baltimore. Mar 2005
CHAP. XI Proceedings at Havre de Grace—At Hagerstown -- Alexandria—at Winchester—At Boston—at Newburyport— In Rhode Island—At New Bern—At Charlestown—In Georgia – Fasting and Prayer. Mar 2005
CHAP. XII Conflict between the law of self-preservation and the law of charity. The law of charity victorious. Mar 2005
CHAP. XIII Disorder fatal to the doctors—to the clergy—to drunkards—to filles de joie—to maid servants— to the poor—and in close streets.—Less destructive to the French—and to the negroes. Mar 2005
C H A P. XIV State of the weather. Attempt to refute the opinion that cold and rain extinguished the disorder. Average-table of mortality. Mar 2005
C H A P. XV Origin of the disorder. Mar 2005
C H A P. XVI Desultory facts and reflexions. A collection of scraps. Mar 2005
C H A P XVII Another collection of scraps. Mar 2005
london.txt An account of the plague in London, in the year 1665. Mar 2005
marseilles.txt Account of The Plague at Marseilles, in 1720. Mar 2005
index.txt Index Mar 2005
yellowfever1793.pdf PDF Version of Document Above Mar 2005
dead.txt Alphabetical List Of Dead Mar 2005
carey.txt Biography of the Author, Mathew Carey Mar 2005
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Tables:  Number buried by day for each religious sect Mar 2005
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Tables:  Meteorological Observations Mar 2005

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