Date: October 17, 1888
Series: S 868 - Yellow fever epidemic incoming correspondence, 1888.
Incoming correspondence to Joseph Y. Porter.
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JJ. Daniel, President; P. McQuaid, Vice-President; Dr. J.C. L’Engle, Treasure; Chas. S. Adams, Secretary; Jas. M. Fairlie, Cor. Secretary.
Dr. J.C. L’Engle.
Jacksonville Auxiliary Sanitary Association,
16 ½ West Bay Street.
P.O. Box 749. Telephone 108.
Jacksonville, Fla. ………………….. 188
Dr. Porter, (3).
Second, From existing conditions as above stated, there are so few
able to bear the loss of such property as should be destroyed to
prevent spread of infection, that the Committee believe it would be
wise and within the scope of the law, for the Government to announce
that it would pay for all property destroyed under your orders. Such
action would remove any danger of secreting infected articles by the
owners, which we fear might be attempted by those unable to bear
the loss, if otherwise.
Rule 2.- In reference to this rule providing that applications
to the Government for reimbursement for destruction of infected mate-
rial, should be referred to the Committee on Claims of the Citizens
Auxiliary Association, the Committee feels that in view of the fact
that the work of disinfection and fumigation may require months to
complete after the end of this epidemic, and as the members of that
Committee have gratuitously devoted their time and services to the
work during the epidemic, and will be compelled to give their atten-
tion to their personal interests as soon as business can be resumed,
that a competent person should be appointed by you as an appraiser for
the Government, who should, in conjunction with a representative of
the owner of the property to be destroyed, determine its [illegible].