16 December 2018

1818 typhus outbreak

The COMMITTEE for the Prevention of CONTAGIOUS FEVER are sorry to find that the Fever is still on the INCREASE; but having, through the kind interference of the Lord Lieutenant of the County, procured the use of the Barrack Hospital, in addition to the House of Recovery already fitted up, they trust, soon, to be able to give a more favourable Report.  The expence attending the support of so many indigent people IS SO GREAT, that the Inhabitants, who have not already subscribed, must, unavoidably, soon be waited upon.  In the meantime, the Committee earnestly solicit such BENEVOLENT FAMILIES as can spare Old Clothes, Blankets or Carpets, that they will send in the same, with as little delay as possible, to the House of Recovery, Gallowgate-head.

Tuesday Evening, 15th Dec. 1818.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 16th December 1818.

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