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Enslaved persons -- Diseases

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Invoice, for services provided by James Craik, 1791 November 14

 Item — Box 24, Folder: 1791.11.14
Identifier: RM-873; MS-5334
Scope and Contents

This document is an account of medical calls and treatments at Mount Vernon, mostly to slaves, from 8 March 1791 - 4 Nov. 1791. "Paid in full." Part of account, which should begin 17 March 1789, is missing.

Dates: 1791 November 14

Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1855 April 9

 Item — Box 74, Folder: 1855.04.09
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-012
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed "Jean C. Washington." Jane writes to her son that an enslaved man named George has died. "He was very much reduced, not being able for some time to retian any nourishment. He was delirious, but never violent or ungovernable: fancying he saw lovely angel children near him - and when I read to him, was calm, and apparently pleased, tho' he seldom spoke." She adds, "I shall miss him very much, he was a faithful and affectionate servant - and in traveling watchful and...
Dates: 1855 April 9

Letter, John Augustine Washington III to Jane C. Washington, 1842 October 18

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: MS-4861
Scope and Contents

Mount Vernon to Charlestown. Tells mother of proposing to Nelly; describes horse races; financial matters.

Dates: 1842 October 18

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 November 29

 Item — Box 10, Folder: 1795.11.29
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4024
Scope and Contents

Sickness among the negroes--diminishing prospect of a good crop of corn--breaking up the fields for the ensuing crop--preparing the shelters--for the horses at River farm--asks about Neale--list of work for the carpenters--Isaac and Joe--enclosed copy of the invoices of the oznabrigs and blankets--seine twine--payment of Pearce and the overseers--Peter.

Dates: 1795 November 29

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 April 5

 Item — Box 10, Folder: 1795.04.10
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4003
Scope and Contents

Carter Ben at the River farm, laid up many weeks--potatoe plan experiment--impediments from the weather in sowing oats--winter grain should now show its spring appearance--roller-cutting small grain before it is suffered to get too ripe--honey locust seed--advertising of Paul.

Dates: 1795 April 5

Letter, to William Stowry [Stoy], 1797 October 14

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.10.14
Identifier: RM-1203
Scope and Contents

George Washington's letter to William Stoy references medical treatment requested for Christopher, Washington’s body servant, who had been bitten by a dog with rabies. Stoy was a minister of the German Reformed Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He discovered a “cure” for hydrophobia and Stoy’s Drops, a popular cure-all medicine. Celebrated for curing person bit by 'Mad animals,' Stoy successfully treats Christopher.

Dates: 1797 October 14