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1752-05-28, Proclamation against spread of small pox
May 28, 1752 Proclamation of Lt. Governor Spencer Phips announcing a reward of 500 pounds (supplied by the victim) to discover who sent small pox to
the house of Benjamin Lynde. Of note, Lynde was a member of the Council in Massachusetts Bay. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of a title originally
held by the Massachusetts Historical Society Library).
Title:   By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq ; ... A proclamation : Whereas I have received information, that divers attempts have been made, by some evil-minded person or persons, to communicate the small-pox to the family of Benjamin Lynde, Esq ; one of His Majesty's Council for this province, by letters, containing the corrupt and infectious matter of the said distemper ... and by other ways and means ... and a reward of five hundred pounds old tenor, has been publickly offered by the said Benjamin Lynde ... Given under my hand at Concord, the twenty-eighth day of May 1752 ...
OCLC Number:   62814695
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