“Save me from my friends.”
- Yellow Fever-
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Da: Moore a boarder in Pt. Ho.
Dr. Cozmer [?] from J’Ville.
reported the latter case
in Times Union.
Nov. 28 th. 1888.
As refugee in this locality from
the dire scourge that has so heav-
ily visited Jacksonville. and is now
casting desolation and gloom
throughout the city suburb. I write
appealing to the health authorities
wherever they be to see to the condition
of matters here.
The locality is normally re-
puted exceptionally healthy, but a-
about three months ago fever broke
out among refugee boarders in
Mr. Petersons house. and not with-
standing the unquestionable danger
to his immediate neighbors and the
public generally. Mr. Peterson has
uninterruptedly continued to go to and
fro the city almost daily. and
while in the city frequently visited
fever patients and even rendered nurs-
About two months ago, Mr
DeWit and family – near neighbors of
Mr. Peterson were prostrated by the
fever. later fresh cases were re-
ported from Mr. Petersons house, and
farther back then ten days ago
additional cases of fever in Peter-
sons household were officially re-
ported in the Times Union .
One would suppose these
matters were enough to terrorize
the neighbors but the worst discour-
aging feature yet is that though
an infected district, the Trustee of
the Public School has assumed the
of teachers and opened school
and that too in the very house
in which Mr. DeWit and family
were prostrated with yellow fever
and attended to by regulation nurses
from the city a few weeks ago.
Is this entirely in harmony
with the ordinances of the Board
of Public Instruction? Or can
anything further be done to help
distribute the germs of the fell
2 of Mr. Petersons boys are among
the scholars [written in another ink]
I endorse my name not for pub-
lication. at least not for the