Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Lyman Spalding, 22 February 1803

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.

L. Spalding

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.

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