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This letter, dated June 30, 1775, was written by Elihu Ashley to an innkeeper, Capt. Nathaniel Dwight, in Belchertown, Massachusetts, regarding what Ashley believed to be a false accusation. Dr. Ashley has recently been inoculated for smallpox in a Worthington, Massachusetts, "pest house" and shortly thereafter has lodged in a public house in the town of Belchertown. The innkeeper has accused Ashley of spreading the disease and Ashley writes an indignant reply.


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Letter to Nathaniel Dwight from Dr. Elihu Ashley

author   Dr. Elihu Ashley (1750-1817)
date   Jun 30, 1775
location   Worthington, Massachusetts
height   12.5"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.170

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