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Samuel Coates letter to Joseph Paschall

Identifier: MSS 2/002

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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.


  • 1793


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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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States