Baltimore, cholera, Fort McHenry, Health, HISTORY, POLITICS, water history
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?
Front of folded letter:
Postmark, Jun 14 City of Washington
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”
House of Representatives
June 14, 1832
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.