1793.017: Proclamation of Quarantine at Norfolk (September 1793).

Published: 1793

Full Title: By the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: A proclamation : Whereas, I have received information, that the City of Philadelphia, the Grenades and the Island of Tobago, are infected with the plague or other infectious disease ... [I] direct, that all vessels coming from either of the aforesaid places, do make their quarantine at the anchorage ground off Craney Island, near the mouth of Elizabeth River, for the space of twenty days .

Author: Lee, Henry (1756-1818), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy held in the Special Collections Department at the University of Virginia; imprint is dated "Sept. 17, 1793" and signed by Lee in print. Title was not filmed by the Early American Imprints Series, nor recorded by Bristol. Sheet lacks printer credit; printing such official documents was the responsibility of the public printer, then Augustine Davis, so the attribution here.

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