Letter from the Board of Health of Putnam County

Date: September 16, 1888

Series: S 577 - State governors' incoming correspondence, 1857-1888.

County Correspondence - County Boards of Health of: 1888 Escambia, Putnam, and Volusia

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Early Florida Medicine


Board of Health

Putnam County


Palatka, Fla. Sept 16 1888

To His Excellency

Gov. E. A. Perry

Tallahassee Fla

Dear Sir:

We the undersigned County Boards

of Health do respectfully request that if you

should deem it expedient to request the General

Government to take under immediate control all

infected places in the State of Florida, and place

a cordon around those places, and to institute

any other stringent measures that the Marin Hos-

pital Service may deem necessary to confine the

epidemic to its present limits – thus relieving

Jacksonville and other infected points from the

arduous duties of protecting themselves from

tramps and indigent persons who are flocking

to those places for the purpose of theft and imposi-

tion regardless of danger of becoming infected,

and at the same time protect non-infected

places from the danger of the introduction


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