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Autograph letter signed reporting cholera deaths during the Second Cholera Pandemic. Letter by John Wilson of in Livingston Cty., Kentucky is dated 28 August 1834. Addressed to William E. Hill in Collinsville, Illinois it reads in part, ''...We take this opportunity of informing you that we are in usual health and may God be praised for his kind and protecting hand over us, and hoping through his goodness we hope when you this receive it may find you well and trying to serve your maker with all holy fear, we have not heard from you since I left you only Betsy wrote to us dated the 3rd inst. that states that Harry & Nancy was up there the week before she wrote that Lurany had been very unwell But that she had gotten Better and able to be about, there is [illegible] of sickness in different parts of this Country fever and a more sever [sic] fever than was last season But not so much yet as was last season But more than was this time last year. I have not heard of any deaths But James Custard down By Salem several in this County & Caldwell that is not expected to live, there was the last account 33 death by cholera in Princeton and several cases But no knew cases for several days supposed to be subsiding when I returned home from Illinois I found Aunt Peggy living very low and continued so until the 14th inst. she departed this life at eleven o'clock at night Sarrah Young that was sick when you left this Country died a few days after I got home from Illinois. James Hanks came over here the 10th of June he is here yet he has been taking medicine from giliam and tending the Sulpher spring he is mending and appears to be getting well as fast as could be expected he is going over the river in a few days...Uncle Telford's children has all been sick with the fever...[signed] John & Lurany Wilson''. Princeton, Illinois is located about one hundred miles west of Chicago. The Second Pandemic broke out in India along the Ganges River in 1828 and spread worldwide within just a few years, killing hundreds of thousands globally. Letter runs 3pp. on a single sheet of card-style stationery. Extensive notations to verso, tape to tear along center fold line, toning, creasing and foxing, else very good.
Second Cholera Pandemic Handwritten Letter -- ''...there was the last account 33 death by cholera in Princeton...'' -- 1834
Second Cholera Pandemic Handwritten Letter -- ''...there was the last account 33 death by cholera in Princeton...'' -- 1834
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