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1854 - Cholera
We learn from Fredericton that the steamers Anna Augusta and John Waring left Saint John with a party of some 500 or 600 (principally Roman Catholics) to attend a meeting in Fredericton on matters connected with the Cathedral. When about half way up one of the passengers on the Anna Augusta was attacked with Cholera.
After considerable contention the poor fellow was brought to Fredericton but died a few hours afterwards. This is the only case of Cholera we have heard of in Fredericton. We believe the authorities there are acting with great vigilance - may their exertions be crowned with success, but we again call attention to the absolute necessity of people looking out for themselves.
We look upon filth and dirt in back yards and cellars as the greatest inducement for a visit from Cholera we have amongst us - remove these and be temperate in eating and drinking and we have no cause to fear.
Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
July 29, 1854
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