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Contagion – 1895

Photo: Eric Erbe, digital colorization by Christopher Pooley, both of USDA, ARS, EMU. Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Eric Erbe, digital colorization by Christopher Pooley, both of USDA, ARS, EMU.
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CAMBRIAN 27th July, 1805

Custom-House, Dublin.

15th July, 1895. (abridged)

Sir,

A.Marsden, Esq. Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, having by his letter of the 13th inst. transmitted to the Board a copy of one received on that day from Admiral Young, dated Hamoaze, the 8th, containing intelligence respecting the combined squadrons of the enemy.

Enemy consists of seventeen sail of the line and several frigates, which were seen on the 17th of last month in lat.53.12. long 57. steering N.E.  Reported to have a highly infectious fever in many of the ships.  Suggests that precautions be taken to prevent the communication of the infection.

If any of those ships are captured, it should be sent to any port in Ireland,

In pursuance of his Excellency’s desire, signified by Mr Marsden’s  said letter, the Board communicate this information to you.  

In the event of any of the squadron being brought in, proper precautions may be taken accordingly.

By order of the Commissioners.

A.Maclean