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9207. YELLOW FEVER, Cities and.—[further continued].

I really wish effect to
the hints in my letter to you for so laying off
the additions to the city of New Orleans, as to
shield it from yellow fever. My confidence
in the idea is founded in the acknowledged experience
that we have never seen the genuine yellow fever extend itself into the country, or
even to the outskirts or open parts of a closebuilt
city. In the plan I propose, every square
would be surrounded, on every side, by open
and pure air, in fact, be a separate town with
fields or open suburbs around it.—
To Governor Claiborne. Washington ed. v, 520.
(M. 1810)