George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edward Newenham, 20 November 1794

From Edward Newenham

Carlow [Ireland] 20th Novr 1794

I send this to Newry, as I see a Ship is to sail from that Port in a few days for New Yorke1—a Proclamation is just Issued by this Government for all Vessels coming from Maryland, to perform Quarantine as a dangerous Fever had Spread through that State2—God Send it a Speedy Stop.

Lady Newenham joins me in Sincere respects to Mrs Washington & you. I remain Dear Sir with due Respect & perfect Esteem your most obliged & most faithfull Humble Servt

Edward Newenham


1Newenham wrote on the cover, “per the Ostand Captain Shuter.”

2The proclamation was printed in the London Gazette, 15–18 November. For discussion of the fever at Baltimore in 1794, see GW to William Pearce, 14 Sept., and n.4.

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