From Lyman Spalding
Portsmouth, Feby. 22nd 1803
Be pleased to accept a few copies of my bill of mortality for Portsmouth, N.H. for 1802.
With great respect Sir, I have the honour to be your humble Servt.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Mch. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Lyman Spalding, “Bill of Mortality, For Portsmouth, Newhampshire, for A.D. 1802,” a printed table recording the number and causes of death, as well as the ages of the victims (same, TJ Papers, 128:22155).
For the previous year’s bill of mortality, see Vol. 36:626.