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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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A Boy Visits Cincinnati                 9
Mrs. Foster and the children proceeded by steamboat to Louisville, where they ' made a visit of a week." The great fear of Mrs. Foster during the journey was "lest the Cholera Asphyzia should overtake us."2 As the news­papers show, an epidemic of cholera was then prevalent in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. An article13 instructing the public "to be prepared to meet it with all the means of prevention and cure which experi­ence has shown to be efficacious" appeared in several journals, the author being the re­nowned Dr. Daniel Drake of the Medical College at Cincinnati. Mrs. Foster and Hen­rietta and Stephen escaped the pestilence and, as she wrote, "Bless God, ever merciful and gracious ... we arrived at home in good health."2

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