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The Wilmington Mercury .
Printed Occallonally and Delivered Gratis —to the Patrons of The Delaware Gazette—By Smyth,
SIXTH DAY ( FRID. ) EVENING, TENTH MO.
( OCT.) i2, 1798.
[ Colle Bei for the Wilmington Mercury. ]
HEALTH-OFFICE.
Wilmington, 10 th Mo. ( 0 &.) 12.
DEAT H S,
For the laß 'Twenty- Four Hours ,
ending 6 o'Clock this Evening:
Robert Patterfon,
Lydia Walters —a black woman,
Obadiah Holt, jun.
Chriffmna Jultice,
4
Borough HoJ'pital Report.
Fiom \ i to 1 ith nfiQthMo. {Ohl )
Admitted,
Died,
Difcharged, cured,
Remaining in Hofpital,
2
o
3
7
TOTAL DEATHS,
From 8 th Mo. ( Aug .) 7. to 10 th
Mo. {Ohl.) 12 — indu five.
Adults,
Children,
196
i 6
Tot.
2 1 2
DONATIONS received this Day.
N O N El
Pubhß.ed by Order of the Board,
THOMAS MENDENHALL,
Prefident j
JAMES LEA, jun. Secretary.
(£3" Not withft-ttiding the fa
vorable afpect of the prevailing
difeafe being nearly exterminated
—yet it behoves thofe inhabitants
who may have removed, and
Vvhofe dwellings remain ihut,
to caufe them not only to be ef
fectually fumigated, but white
walhed and aired, previous to
their return.-It is uncertain to
decide whit effect the prefent
..changeable weather may produce
—Hopes are entertained of a con
tinuance of the temperate, for a
few weeks; in which cafe, no
hazard can reluit, by a return of
our friends & neighbours.—This
would indeed be plea ling, and
is devoutly wilhed
whilft in the fervor of our hopes,
we contemplate a return of our
former bleilings, let not the opu
lent—the benevolent forget the
numerous families who are de
But
prived of their heads—the many
orphans who are totally depend
ant on their charity—and who,
were it not for the
unremitting
attentions of the Board of Health,
would have languilhed and died
in want !-'1 he approach of
an inclement feafon, will meet
many poor families unprepared !
but the fame benevolence that
upheld the ftranger, and provid
ed for the orphan, will furely
extend its influence to the fup
port of the unfortunate.

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