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Selectmen of Raynham, Massachusetts vote that there should be an inoculating hospitals in the houses of three inhabitants, with Dr. David Cobb as physician

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Title

Selectmen of Raynham, Massachusetts vote that there should be an inoculating hospitals in the houses of three inhabitants, with Dr. David Cobb as physician

Subject

Hospitals--United States--Revolution, 1775-1783
Meetings
Smallpox--Inoculation

Description

Autograph document signed, written on18th century hand-laid watermarked paper, 6 3/8 by 8 ½ inches, creased where folded, missing upper part of right recto with some loss of few letters of text, otherwise in very good condition.

A handwritten letter, undated, describing a public meeting at which time the Selectmen of Raynham, Massachusetts voted to develop inoculating hospitals for smallpox in the houses of Noah Hall, Stephen Dean and John Shaw.

Creator

Raynham (Mass.: Town) Selectmen

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

March 1, 1775 or 1776

Language

English

Type

Resolutions (administrative records)

Identifier

raynham_smallpox

Spatial Coverage

Raynham (Mass.: Town)

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Raynham (Mass.: Town) Selectmen, “Selectmen of Raynham, Massachusetts vote that there should be an inoculating hospitals in the houses of three inhabitants, with Dr. David Cobb as physician,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 17, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8156.