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Source: Evening Post (New York, N. Y.) Issue: 9699  Page: 2
Dated: Friday, September 20, 1833
     HAGERSTOWN, (Md)) Sept. 12, 1833 - On Thursday night last, a person who had been committed from the neigaborhood of Sharpsburg, the day preceeding, was attacked with cholera, in the jail of this county.  He was removed to the hospital without delay, and died on Tuesday, his name Henry Romley.  No other case occurred until Saturday last, when two more persons were attacked, and removed to the hospital - one an old man, name not known, the other named Wm. Brewer.  Brewer died on Saturday night, and the old man on Sunday morning.  John Rogers was attacked in prison, on Sunday morning and died same day.  And a runaway negro named George Pendleton was taken on Sunday and died on Monday, in the hospital.  Joseph Philips and an old man named Moyers, were liberated on Saturday - Moyers died in Funkstown on Saturday, and Phillips in the hospital on Wednesday morning.  We have not heard of any other deaths among those who were in jail when the disease broke out, all of whom to the number of about twenty, have been bailed and liberated.  With the exception of the cases already noticed and all traceable to the jail, there has been but one other death - that of Celia Cook, a coloured woman who resided close to the jail.  There is, we believe, at present not a single case in the town or neighborhood, both of which continues unusually healthy for the season.  Whole number of deaths from Saturday to Wednesday 8.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick

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