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Folded letter of 1832 found in the archives. Benjamin was the son of John Eager Howard. Major Payne commanding the fort during the cholera epidemic?

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Front of folded letter:

Postmark, Jun 14 City of Washington
Free (postage)
Benj. C. Howard
To: William Steuart, Esq.
Mayor of Baltimore

“Letter from B.C. Howard Esq., on the subject of Quarantine Laws
June 14th, 1832”

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The letter:

House of Representatives
June 14, 1832

Dr. Sir,
I received this morning your letter of yesterday enclosing a correspondence between the Health officer and Major Payne which I laid before the proper Department; and am informed that an order will be transmitted immediately to produce the result which you desire, of obtaining the aid of troops in Fort McHenry –

I am Respectfully Yours,
Benj. C. Howard (Benjamin Chew Howard)

William Steuart Esq.
Mayor

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