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[Co/lefled for the Wilmington Mercury.
HEALTH-OFFICE.
Notwithstanding
vorahlc afpedt of the prev.
difeafe being nearly extermina ^
—yet it behoves thole inh lbitants.
who may hive removed, and
whofjkdwcllings remain (hut,
to cauTe them not only to be ef
fectually fumigated, but white
waihed and aired, previous to
their return.
decide whit effett the prefent
changeable weather may produce
—Hopes are entertained of a con
tinuance of the temperate, for a
few weeks; in which cafe, ho
hazard 9 m refult, by a return of
our friends & neighbours,—This
would indeed be pleading, and *
is devoutly wifhed-But—•
whilit in the fervor of our. hope*,,
we contemplate a return of our
former biddings, let/rfot theopu
lent—the benevolent' forget fhe
numerous families who are de- '*'•
prived of their heads — the many
orphms who are totally depend
ant on their charity—and w.ho,
were it not for the unremitting
attentions of the Board ot Health,
would have languilhed and died
in want !
an inclement feafon, will meet
many poor families unprepared 1
but the fame benevolence that
upheld the ldrangcr, and provid
ed for the orphan, will furely
extend its influence to the fup*
port of the unfortunate.
Wilmington, io th Mo. (Oft.) 7.
D E A T H S,
For fhe Lift Twenty-Four Flours,
Hiding 6 o'Clock this Evening:
/ames Olden, "| Uof llaL
John Harte way, J
Hannah Irvin —a black girt.
Borough Hojjital Report.
From 6 to "jth of 10th Mo. (Oil.)
Admitted,
••Died,
Difchargcd, cured,
Remaining in Hofpital,
1
It is uncertain to
I,
f
o
a
o
5
TOTAL DEATHS,
From 9 >th Mo. {Aug.) 7. to 10th
Mo. { 051 .) 7 — indu five.
Adults,
Children,
.. ili.
181
1 3
Tot. 194
DONATIONS received this Day .
N 0 N~eT
The approach of
Publifhed by Order of the Board;
THOMAS MENDENHALL,
Prelident 1
JAMES LEA, jun. Secretary.

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