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To George Washington from Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 20 September 1793

From Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

Philadelphia Sept. 20th 1793

Sir,

At the request of Colo. Hamilton I have the honour to enclose a copy of a memorandum describing the mode of treatment which was adopted in his case, when attacked with the prevailing fever.1

I am happy to announce, that the malady has within two days considerably abated, and I have no doubt that each successive day will present still more favourable aspects. I have the honour to be with the most perfect respect Sir, your most obedt servant

Oliver Wolcott Jr

ALS, DLC:GW.

1The enclosed memorandum has not been identified. However, Hamilton’s physician, Edward Stevens, described his mode of treatment in a letter to Dr. John Redman, published in the Federal Gazette (Philadelphia), 16 Sept. (see Timothy Pickering to GW, 21 Oct., n.5).

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