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CHOLERA REPORT

Source: Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, (D. C.), District of Columbia) Vol. XXXVII  Issue 11365  Page: 3
Dated July 26, 1849 (Thursday)

     At Cincinnati, for six days of last week, there were 356 deaths from cholera, and 241 from other diseases.  This shows a decrease, in six days, of 68 per cent.
     At St. Louis, for the week ending last Sunday, there were 299 deaths from  cholera, and 176 from other diseases.  Compared with the week ending the 15th, this shows a decline of 401 deaths from cholera, and 46 from other diseases.
     At Boston, on Monday, two deaths were reported by cholera.
     At Providence, (R. I.) seven cases of cholera and four deaths were reported between the 20th and 23d instant.
     At New York, on Tuesday, 89 cases and 38 deaths.  This is the report of the Board of Health, which has always proved to be considerably short of the actual number.
     At Albany, on Monday there were 22 cases and 5 deaths.
     At Buffalo, on Sunday and Monday, there were 93 cases and 40 deaths.  On Tuesday 102 cases and 31 deaths.
     At Brooklyn, for the week ending on Saturday last, the deaths were 164, being an increase of 76 as compared with the preceding week.  The deaths by epidemic cholera were 76, being 34 more than during the preceding seven days.
     At Brooklyn, on Monday, there were 20 cases and eight deaths.
     At Camden (J. J.) on Monday, there were three cases, and two deaths.
     At Philadelphia, yesterday, 41 cases and 14 deaths were reported.
     At Wilmington, (Del) from the 19th to the 23d instant, there were 12 deaths.
     At Baltimore almhouse, on Monday, 11 cases and 5 deaths occurred.
     At Charlestown (Va.) the cholera still lingers, though of a mild type.  On the 15th instant two deaths from it occurred in the village.  The Republican states that the disease had almost entirely disappeared from the Salines, and that the great body of the hands at the furnaces were able to perform their daily labors.
     At Cleveland, (Ohio) on the 19th, two new cases and one death were reported.  On the 20th these two were reported as convalescent, and no new cases.
     At Columbus (Ohio) Journal of Friday records the death of three more prisoners in the penitentiary.  This, we believe, makes one hundred and four of the inmates who have died.
     At Belair, (Ohio,) four miles below Wheeling, on the 21st, there were three cases and two deaths.
     The cholera seems to have extended tis ravages pretty generally through the interior towns of Ohio and Indiana.  Cases and some few deaths were reported as occurring daily in Milford, Bethel, Amelia, and New Richmond, in Clermont county.  Brown county has suffered next to Clermont.  The Ripley Bee reports 25 deaths from cholera, in all, in Huntington township, several on Eagle Creek, several at Hamersville, and two in Decatur and Savanna; also, 14 or 15 at and near New Hope, seven miles north of Georgetown.  Deaths are reported in Dayton, Rossville, Hamilton, Piqua, Tippecanoe, Hyattsville, Milton, Newton, Fletcher, and other towns.

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COMMENCEMENT OF GEORGETOWN COLLEGE.
    
The Annual Commencement of this venerable institution was held on Tuesday last in the spacious hall of the College, and in the presence of a large and respectable audience.  The public exercises of the students were honored with the presence of the PRESIDENT of the United States, accompanied by Major BLISS.   Messrs. CLAYTON and EWING, of the Cabinet; the ARCHBISHOP of Baltimore; the Ministers of MEXICO and CHILI, with their suites, were also among the distinguished visitors present on the occasion.  The College Band added much to the gratification of the numerous audience by their good musical performances.
     The public exercises were generally well delivered, in the order laid down in the following programme:
     The College Boy, John A. Duncan, Alabama; Authority and Liberty, Peter D. D. Delacroix, Louisiana; Decatur, Matthews F. Lancaster, Maryland; Cardinal Vicar of Rome to Sterbini, Jules Choppin, La.; Maryland, Henry W. Brent, Md.; Jamestown, Alfred J. Higgins, Va.; the Arts and Sciences, J. B. Adrian Lepretre, La.; the Old Mulberry of St. Mary's, Maryland, James C. Middleton, Va.; Disappointments, a dialogue, John C. Hamilton, D. C., Domnick A. O'Byrne, Ga., and Wm. H. Moore, Miss.; the Present,  Edmund L. Smith, Pa.; Louisiana, Henry P. Tricou, La.; Marie Antoinette, Thomas A. Della Torre, S. C.; the Contrast, Henry M. Bedford, N. Y.; General Worth, Geo. W. Fulmer, D. C.; Middle Ages, Edmund A. Deslonde, La.; Joint Thanks, a dialogue, James R. Randall, Md., and Chas. N. Morse, La.  Valedictory, Peter D. D. Delacroix, La.
     At the close of these interesting exercises the following degrees were conferred by the hands of President TAYLOR:

     Doctor of Music, on Professor Henry Dielman, of Baltimore; 
     Master of Arts, on John C. Brent, Richard H. Clarke, Eugene Cummiskey, of Washington, and
     Philip GC. Gooch
, M. D. of Richmond, Va.
     Bachelor of  Arts, on Peter D. D. Delacroix, of Louisiana; J. B. Adrian Lepretre, of Louisiana; Edmund L. Smith of Pennsylvania; Edmund A. Deslonde, of Louisiana; Louis Le Couteuix, of New York; and the same degree was also conferred on John Brownson, John McCabe, James Healey and Hugh Healey, of Worcester College, Mass.
     John Reid, M. D., of Maryland, also received the honorary degree of A. B.  Many of the students who had distinguished themselves in their respective classes were rewarded with pretty silver medals, premiums, or were honorably mentioned.
     Among the recited addresses that named "The Disappointment," composed by Master JOHN HAMILTON of this city, was particularly entertaining.  The three pieces entitled "The Cardinal Vicar of Rome to Sterbini," and "Middle Ages," and "Joint Thanks," were well spoken and well received by the audience.
     At the close of the addresses the PRESIDENT of the United States and the ARCHBISHOP distributed the medals and premiums to the fortunate competitors, whose names were published in this paper yesterday, in the list of College honors The PRESIDENT, before retiring from the hall, addressed a few words to the graduates, complimentary to them and to the institution.
     We understand that the exercises of the day were of a highly interesting character, and reflected great credit upon Dr. RYDER, and the gentlemen associated with him in superintending the college studies.  On Monday evening chemical experiments of the class under the direction of the celebrated SECCH_, late of the Roman College, were made before an inlightened and gratified audience.

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MARRIAGE NOTICE:
     On the 10th instant, by the Rev. Mr. MARKS, Mr. JOHN GIPSON TO Miss ANN MADDOX.

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DEATHS:
    
On Wednesday July 25th, NICHOLAS W. WORTHINGTON, M. D. in his 61st year.  His relatives nad friends and those of his sister, Mrs. Pearson, from whose residence at Brentwood the funeral will take place,) are respectfully invited to attend at 3 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon, with out further notice.

     At Norfolk, Va., on the 18th instant, after a short illness, Mrs. FRANCIS SELDEN GARDNER wife of Commander WM. H. GARDNER, United States Navy, and daughter of Carey Selden formerly at Washington.

     On the 25th instant, HENRY COOKMAN, infant son of JAMES H. And ANNA S. BOSS, aged nine months.  The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4-1/2 o'clock from the residence of his parents, on H, near 4th street; where the friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend.

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