The Lincoln Letter
By: Maeve O'Hara
Yellow Fever Attacks Philadelphia!
Young Girl Saves Yellow Fever Orphan
Epic Book About Philadelphia's Worst Epidemic
Orphans Orphans Everywhere !!!
It is my strong belief that orphans should be sent to foster homes so parents can raise them like their own children, and to provide a life that they would have had if yellow fever had not come. The only alternative is that the children would be left with no parents to live in an orphanage with tons of other children and only about five people to look after them, and the child will never get one on one time like we do to create positive memories.
What are we going to do!!! Almost the entire city of Philadelphia is gone. My family is gone. How are other families recovering. Are they okay? I am scared and sad. My grandfather is dead and I miss him. What am I supposed to do?
Sincerely- Lonely Yellow Fever Survivor
I am very sorry that your grandfather is dead and I hope that you find other girls your age that are in the same situation so you can not feel so alone. Now that the first frost is here I expect everyone that fled the city to come back and we can all rebuild our community together. The Yellow Fever families have bumps on the road to recovery and I hope that your family comes back together soon.
Obituaries Summer 1793
Cook, Captain William Farnsworth
A honorable man that served under the command of George Washington, Captain William Farnsworth Cook fought bravely for the Pennsylvania Fifth Regiment. He is survived by his Granddaughter, Matilda and his parrot King George.