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Document authorizing Dr. David Townsend, Surgeon General, to appropriate a private house as a hospital for the Continental Army in April 1776

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Title

Document authorizing Dr. David Townsend, Surgeon General, to appropriate a private house as a hospital for the Continental Army in April 1776

Subject

Physicians--United States--Revolution, 1775-1783
Hospitals--United States--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Description

Handwritten note, 19 x 10 cm, with irregular borders and folding, written in a single legible hand on laid paper, otherwise in very fine condition.


It states “Permit Doct. David Townsend to take possession of the home belonging to the Heirs of John Gould, Esq. for a Hospital for two Regiments in the Continental Service. Boston, April 4th, 1776. Jn. G. Frazer, AQMG

Creator

Frazer, John Gizzard, 1740-

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

April 4, 1776

Language

English

Type

Notes (documents)

Identifier

townsend_hospital

Spatial Coverage

Boston, Mass.

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Provenance

Doyle Auctions

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Frazer, John Gizzard, 1740-, “Document authorizing Dr. David Townsend, Surgeon General, to appropriate a private house as a hospital for the Continental Army in April 1776 ,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed November 27, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8146.