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History of the Plague in London
by by Daniel Defoe
Binding: Hardcover, 260 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife
Weight: 119
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.21 x W: 0.5 inches

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 1665, when the numbers of infected within the city were but few; the last bill for the ninety two parishes being but four, and some houses having been shut up in the city, and some people being removed to the pesthouse beyond Bunhill Fields, in the way to Islington. I say by these means, when there died near one thousand a week in the whole, the number in the city was but twenty eight; and the city was preserved more healthy, in proportion, than any other place all the time of the infection. These orders of my lord mayor's were published, as I have said, the latter end of June, and took place from the ist of July, and were as follow: viz., ORDERS CONCEIVED AND PUBLISHED BY THE LORD MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF LONDON, CONCERNING THE INFECTION OF THE PLAGUE; 1665. Whereas in the reign of our late sovereign King James, of happy memory, an act was made for the charitable relief and ordering of persons infected with the plague; whereby authority was given to justices of the peace, mayors, bailiffs, and other head officers, to appoint within their several limits examiners, searchers, watchmen, keepers, and buriers, for the persons and places infected, and to minister unto them oaths for the performance of their offices; and the same statute did also authorize the giving of their directions as unto them for other present necessity should seem good in their discretions : it is now, upon special consideration, thought very expedient, for preventing and avoiding of infection of sickness (if it shall please Almighty God), that these officers following be appointed, and these orders hereafter duly observed. Examiners to be appointed to every Parish. First, it is thought requisite, and so ordered, that in every parish there be one, two, or more persons of good sort and cr...

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