George Washington Papers

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

From Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

Philadelphia Sept. 20th 1793


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


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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