Samuel Coates letter to Joseph Paschall
Identifier: MSS 2/002
Scope and Contents
Autograph letter signed from Samuel Coates in Philadelphia to Joseph Paschall, 25 Sept. 1793, describing family matters, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of 1793, and conditions in city during yellow fever epidemic. Coates lists acquaintances who are recovering, ill, or dead and mentions treating the disease with specific of Benjamin Rush.
- Coates, Samuel (Person)
Biographical / Historical
Philadelphia Quaker merchant and philanthropist Samuel Coates (1748-1830) was elected to the Board of Managers of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1785; he became the Board’s twelfth secretary (1786-1812)and ninth president (1812-1825). Coates remained in Philadelphia during the 1793 outbreak of yellow fever. He married (1) Lydia Saunders in 1775 and (2) Amy Horner in 1791.
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