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A pestilence in Maryland spread by convicts from a prison ship....
Item # 657561 THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester) The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship communicated the distemper to the negroes...".
Four pages, a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. Never-trimmed margins, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's