Historical Fiction by Sara Donati

Paradise Sun. 19 July 1830

 

PARADISE SUN

LIGHT FOR ALL

Special Edition

Monday,  July 19, 1830

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

OF GREAT IMPORT

 

Doctor Hannah Savard reminds the residents of Paradise that all  drinking water and water used in preparing food must be boiled. Further, it is of crucial importance that the new guidelines on the digging of privies be observed. These measures are our best hope to bring  the quickest possible end to the typhoid epidemic that has struck at the very heart of our families.

In the past week two children and five adults are dead of typhoid or complications of typhoid. They are

Mrs. Lorena Fiddler and her daughter Margaret, age four

Mr.  Baldwin O’Brien

Friend Margery Blackstone

Friend Magnus Allen

Mrs. Jennet Scott Bonner and a stillborn daughter,  in childbed

Friend Alois Farmer

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