From Thomas Sandwich
Fruit Hill Columbia County Georgia 25th Oct. 1793
I had the honor of addressing you the 18th instant from Wrightsboro’ being then on a journey but least any accident shod happen to that Letter—I beg to repeat my observes that fumigating with Tobacco will stay the effects of the present dreadful disorder—This was done during the plague of London & the Tobacconists shops were all exempt.
The steam from Vinegar with rue steeped in it is used whereever the Goal distemper is suspected to raje. I have the honor to subscribe sr. Your very Obdt Servt
T . Sandwich1
1. Originally from England, Thomas Sandwich (1753-1817) resided near Augusta, Ga., where he made musical instruments and cabinets, taught at the academy established by his wife in 1795, and was elected coroner for Richmond County in 1797 (Southern Centinel, and Gazette of the State [Augusta, Ga.], 7 May 1795, 9 Nov. 1797; Ron Byrnside, Music in Eighteenth-Century Georgia [Athens, Ga., and London], 29).