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Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797

With The Author's Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic

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Author: William Priest
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,759 / 112 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 397
Added to site: 2004.07.01
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we took a pilot on board: he informed us the disorder at Philadelphia is the yellow fever, imported in a french schooner from the West Indies; some of the passengers of this vessel died of this fatal disorder, at a lodging-house in Water-street, and communicated the infection to the family. It is now spreading rapidly through the city, in all directions. The faculty, so far from being able to cure this disorder, have, in several instances, fallen victims to it's fury. Within this few days, a Dr. Rush has discovered this disorder is not the yellow fever of the West Indies and has applied an opposite mode of cure by copious bleedings, mercurial medicines, &c. with some success. What is truly extraordinary, the infection does not affect _people of colour!_

_Sept. 28th._--Came to an anchor off Glocester Point, five miles below Philadelphia: the vessel proceeds no further at present, as all intercourse with the city is cut off, and business at a stand.

_October 1st_.

Brought my baggage on sh

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